Franklin Institute to showcase the Titanic
April 15th 2012, marked the 100th year anniversary of the Titanic’s first and final voyage. It took 73 years to discover where the ship actually sank but you won’t have to wait nearly that long to experience the mysery of the Titanic for yourself. On November 10th 2012, the Franklin Institute will be opening Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition. The exhibit will run through April 7th 2013 in the Mandell Center.
The 15,000 square foot exhibit will take visitors on a journey of the building the Titanic and life aboard the ship. The exhibit will have more than 300 artifacts from the ship wreck at the bottom of the sea. Artifacts include china, candlesticks, tie pins, silver dollars, and more. There will be a display of documents and a history of the ships construction, life on the domed vessel, and pictures and scenes from the sinking and rescue. The exhibit focus on the human stories told by survivors and artifacts. There are also re-creations of extensive rooms. I don’t know about you, but I know where I will be on November 10th!
Written By: Jenn Smith