Scenes from The Franklin Institute – Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition

Last weekend I had the pleasure of experiencing the Titanic – The Artifact Exhibition at The Franklin Institute.

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The 100 year anniversary of the Titanic sinking was highlighted on April 15, 2012 – this exhibit features 300 artifacts retrieved from the sunken wreck.

 

 

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This exhibit takes each visitor on a journey from the creation of the ship itself all the way to its tragic fate. luggage

A majority of the exhibit focuses on the final days & hours leading up to the sinking which made the ship so famous.

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It was cool to see the full scale recreation of the First Class hallway within the ship. It was really interesting  to see the sizes of the rooms & space the passengers had.

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Quotes, facts & figures from the Titanic’s fateful night line the dimly lit walls of the exhibit.
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A really cool part of the exhibition was the new feature for 2012 -2013 which showcases the ongoing research and recovery expeditions taking place on the Titanic wreck site. It’s really cool to see the work that is still being done today to better understand the ship & its final hours.
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Another great part about the exhibit was the Boarding Pass each visitor gets upon entry. boarding

Each pass has information on it from an actual passenger of the Titanic. It gives a little information about the name, age, where from & who they were traveling with.

As you can see in my boarding pass – I got Miss de Villiers – a 24 year old nightclub singer from Brussels, Belgium. Miss de Villiers was traveling with her man, Mr. Quigg Baxter who brought her on the Titanic, along with his mother (who my mother in law got the boarding pass for!)

At the end of the exhibit there is a room with all the names of the passengers – listed  out by first, second, third class & crew – who survived & who didn’t. Lucky for me, Miss de Villiers survived – along with her potential mother-in-law – but her love Mr. Quigg did not.

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I would definitely recommend the Titanic exhibit at The Franklin Institute. It was a wonderful way to spend an evening in the city with family.

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What’s the BEST museum exhibit you’ve ever seen?

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3 Comments

  • Reply Patty O January 7, 2013 at 7:36 pm

    Sounds like a wonderful exhibit and so informative! Love the photo at the end – glad you survived!

  • Reply Monique January 8, 2013 at 9:34 am

    What an incredible recap.
    This sounds incredibly fascinating!
    Thanks so much for sharing

    • Reply Leslie January 8, 2013 at 11:38 am

      Thanks Monique! You should check it out, it’s awesome!

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