Mich. -- The Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn Michigan is
hosting the touring display of the "Titanic: The Artifact
Exhibition." To commemorate the 100th anniversary of its
sinking, more than 250 artifacts are featured in the museum from
March 31 through September 30, 2012.
enter the exhibit, you are given a replica boarding pass of a
real passenger who boarded the Titanic in 1912. Walking through,
you begin a chronological journey from when the engineers planned
and the construction workers eventually built this massive ship.
You will be able to see actual artifacts found from the ocean
floor. Dishes, champagne bottles and cooking pots from the first,
second and third class passenger floors are displayed.
masthead light which warns other ships of Titanic's approach,
deck bench armrest from the upper deck where passengers can sit
which provided a panoramic view of the ocean below, also clothing,
jewelry and spectacles which were later found in the debris, just
to name a few.
grand staircase was the highlight as you can get a professional
picture taken standing on the steps. You can step back in time
to see a replica of the first and third class cabins along with
the crew accommodations.
walk along the timeline of events, darkness approaches, and you
can press your hands against an iceberg to feel the actual temperature
of that fateful night.
way out, there is a list of all living and dead passengers on
a wall divided into their first, second and third class status.
Checking the boarding pass you were given as you entered, you
may check the wall to see if your real person who boarded the
ship has lived or died.
definitely recommend seeing this exhibit. One hundred years ago,
Titanic set sail and sank after colliding with an iceberg claiming
more than 1,500 people. The exhibit accurately portrays that ill-fated
voyage about a ship that was considered 'unsinkable'. Stories
of heroism is also reflected in this exhibit.
is a general store upon exiting featuring souvenirs, postcards,
jewelry, t-shirts, blankets and other gifts to make your visit
prices are as follows: Members $10, non-members price includes
admission to the museum $27 (adults), $22.50 for youth (5-12),
$25 for seniors (62+) and children under 4 are free. For more
information, call 313-982-6001 or visit www.thehenryford.org/titanic.
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