April 13, 2012
The Independence Seaport Museum Celebrates The 100th Anniversary Of The Titanic With A Special Exhibition, Guided Tours And Gala
It’s official: the Titanic craze has hit Philadelphia.
It’s the 100th anniversary of the calamitous crash, as well as the 3D rerelease of James Cameron’s major motion picture starring Leo and Kate.
And Philadelphia’s maritime museum is getting in on the action.
The exhibit will examine the personal lives of 40+ local residents affected by the disaster and feature a Titanic first class passenger list, one of the only ones to still exist, as well as other memorabilia. Titanic Philadelphians will remain open through April 2013.
Following the opening of the exhibit, the museum will host day-long Titanic-themed events on Saturday, April 14, including screenings of “A Night To Remember”, playing continuously throughout the day as well as Seafarin’ Saturday where kids can experience a hands-on lesson on buoyancy from 1-3 p.m.
Take a guided tour of the Olympia during the “Titanic Below Decks” event, a ship very similar to the Titanic itself. Tours run at noon, 2 and 4 p.m, offered Saturdays from April 14 through Memorial Day Weekend.
Join the Seaport Museum at night as they host the “Stars on the River Gala: A Night To Remember,” a black tie fundraiser featuring a tour of the newest exhibit, dinner, cocktails and dancing in the museum’s 4th floor ballroom. Purchase tickets by calling (215) 413-8628.
Independence Seaport Museum’s Titanic Weekend
When: April 13-14
Where: 211 S. Columbus Boulevard
Cost: Exhibit fee included in museum admission, tours; $15
More info: www.phillyseaport.org