Have you ever heard of The Unsinkable Molly Brown? Margaret (Molly) Brown was a philanthropist originally from Hannibal, Missouri who became famous because of her heroic efforts and survival of the sinking of the Titanic.
During the sinking of the Titanic in 1912, she convinced her lifeboat crew to turn back and pick up survivors who were stranded in the ice cold water. It has been documented that many of the survivors who managed to escape the Titanic via lifeboat before it sank were afraid that if they turned back to pick up survivors, the boat would be swarmed and tipped. So turning back to search for survivors was a bold and brave move on Molly’s part!
The Branson Titanic Museum will be hosting her great-grandaughter, Helen Benzinger in February of 2015 who will share the personal life stories of her great-grandmother. Molly Brown’s story is featured in the Titanic Museum’s exhibits as well.
Mark your calendars and plan to meet one of Missouri’s famed real-life legends whose bravery still lives on.
For more information or tickets to the Branson Titanic, visit www.bransonshows.com.