“I’m the KING OF THE WORLD!”
Six words and most people know that you are quoting lines from one of the biggest blockbuster movies, “Titanic.” Like “The Notebook,” every time it comes on TV, I feel compelled to have to watch it. Perhaps it’s the beautiful exquisite dresses, or the storybook romance between Jack and Rose, or maybe it’s the historical aspect that thousands of people drown from “an unsinkable ship” (or maybe it’s because when I was a kid I got broken up with on Valentine’s Day and had to watch the movie with my little brother…) Whatever it is, the awe of the real Titanic adventure can be experienced first-hand in North Texas very soon.
One hundred years later after that memorable day, the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History pays tribute to the tragedy which continues to resonate through Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition, where more than 250 legendary artifacts conserved from the Ship’s debris field are showcased offering visitors a look at this iconic ship and its passengers.
Visitors are quickly drawn back in time to 1912 upon entrance, as each receives a replica boarding pass of an actual passenger on board Titanic. They then begin their chronological journey through the life of Titanic, moving through the Ship’s construction, to life on board, to the ill-fated sinking and amazing artifact rescue efforts. They will marvel at the re-created first class cabin and third class cabin/hallway, and press their palms against an iceberg while learning of countless stories of heroism and humanity. In the “Memorial Gallery” guests will take their boarding pass to the memorial wall and discover whether their passenger and traveling companions survived or perished.
While perhaps this isn’t the best event to take the whole family, this will be a great opportunity for tweens and teens to experience history on a personal scale. Tickets to this exciting exhibition at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History are on sale to the public are available now for the exhibition, which begins October 13, 2012 – March 24, 2013at www.fortworthmuseum.org or by calling (817) 255.9540.