Seaport Museum Remembers the Titanic

A new exhibit debuted at the Seaport Museum this weekend honoring the Philadelphia residents who were aboard the Titanic 100 years ago.

A new exhibit made its debut at the Seaport Museum to coincide with the 100th Anniversary of the Titanic’s tragic maiden voyage.

The Titanic Philadelphians exhibit opened to the public on Friday. The exhibit focuses on local residents who were aboard the RMS Titanic, a British passenger line which began its voyage from England to New York on April 10, 1912. The ship sank in the North Atlantic Ocean on April 15 after colliding with an iceberg. The sinking caused the deaths of 1514 people.

On Saturday the Seaport Museum featured a full day of Titanic activities, including a tour that allows visitors to step into a replica of the Titanic’s engine room. The exhibit highlights over 40 Philadelphians who were directly affected by the ship’s sinking. The museum also played the 1958 Titanic film “A Night to Remember” in the concert hall. Children participated in Titanic-related activities and lessons.

The Museum also features a “Titanic Below Decks” tour in which visitors get the chance to walk aboard the USS Olympia which has engines similar to the engines on the Titanic.

Finally, the Museum will host the Stars on the River Gala, a black tie fundraiser featuring a champagne tour of the exhibit, dinner, dancing and cocktails.

For more information, visit the Seaport Museum website.

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