Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition
September 29, 2012-April 28, 2013
On April 15, 1912, Titanic, the world’s largest ship of its time, sank after colliding with an iceberg, claiming more than 1,500 lives and shaking the world’s confidence in the infallibility of modern technology. One hundred years later, Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition, which showcases 200 artifacts retrieved from the wreck site of Titanic, arrived at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences.
The story of the sinking is legendary; now experience the wonder and tragedy of the ill-fated “ship of dreams” on a journey through Titanic history.
Visitors experienced Titanic's fateful 1912 maiden voyage and took on the identity of a real passenger onboard Titanic as they explored magnificent re-creations of the ship's interior. They discovered how the 'unsinkable' ship met its tragic end and connected with the passengers and crew as they viewed haunting artifacts recovered from the wreck during the eight research and recovery expeditions conducted by RMS Titanic, Inc. since the ship’s discovery in 1985.
RMS Titanic, Inc. has a singular purpose: to faithfully and respectfully preserve the memory of Titanic and of all who sailed with her. In all activities and events related to Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition, the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences wishes to remember and honor those whose lives were lost due to the Titanic’s tragic sinking 100 years ago.
Tuesday, October 11, 2012
A Rare Titanic Family: Julie Hedgepeth Williams shares the story of Titanic survivor Albert Caldwell in a lecture and book signing. Free.
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Edwardian Night of Costumes: In the spirit of Halloween, the Museum will host an “Edwardian Night of Costumes” as part of a series of events, talks and activities on Thursday nights that will take place during the run of Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition.
Sunday, March 17, 2013
The Luck of the Irish and Lifeboat #13: On St. Patrick’s Day, author Julie Hedgepeth Williams returns to recount the story of her great-uncle Albert and his wife Sylvia Caldwell’s story of survival. Lecture and book signing. Free.
Monday, April 15, 2013
Lunch & Learn: RMS Titanic: The public is invited to bring a lunch and listen to a historical account of the Titanic’s final hours, told by historian and actor, Michael Sanders, known for his portrayal of Edward J. Smith, Captain of the Titanic.