Monday, January 4, 2010

Titanic in Louisville

We went to see this exhibit at the Louisville Science Center last week. It was pricey: for members, $10 for adults and $8 for kids (for non-members, $18 and $14). But it was worth it-- at least for kids in at least 4th grade or so...

Here's a focus of three Kentuckians on the fateful trip-- from Diane Heilenman in the C-J...

There was Charles Hallace Romaine, a banker and/or confidence man and gambler raised in Georgetown, Ky., and Anderson, Ind., who was working for a trust company in London at the time he sailed. Romaine survived the sinking of the ship.

There was the inventive Louisville ophthalmologist, Dr. Ernest Moraweck, whose sideline was operating a rest home for wealthy older women at his farm in Brandenburg, Ky. He died at sea.

And, there was a former Courier-Journal reporter-turned-presidential military aide, Maj. Archibald Butt. He, too, died at sea....

The exhibit is organized to give the experience of being a passenger aboard RMS Titanic, ballyhooed as the largest, grandest and safest ship to set sail. Each visitor receives a “boarding pass” before entering the exhibition, which includes the ship's china, a re-created third-class cabin and the menu of the fateful evening of April 14, 1912. By the end of the exhibit, the visitor will discover the fate of the passenger on their boarding pass....

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