A Titanic Endeavor


In a time when the world was constantly changing, and rapidly, Titanic was a breath of fresh air that demonstrated the intense power of man. Coming in at 882 feet and 9 inches, the size alone was enough to draw over 100,000 onlookers when it launched on May 11, 1911, nearly a year before it’s [...]

A Titanic Endeavor2022-07-31T12:04:18-06:00

Serve and Protect: Margaret Brown’s Ushabti


Picture this: you are an archeologist exploring an ancient tomb in Egypt. You are navigating dark tunnels painted with inscriptions of Gods and the afterlife, until suddenly, you find yourself in the heart of the pyramid itself. The tomb of a long-forgotten elite of the Egyptian world. How do you know that you have found [...]

Serve and Protect: Margaret Brown’s Ushabti2022-04-19T09:41:27-06:00

Dust to Dust: The Titanic Today and in the Future


Illustration Andrea Gatti, Oceangate.com   “It was just midnight as we dropped down to the water, perhaps a minute or so after. It did not seem long before there was a great sweep of water which went over us all. A great wave rose once and then fell, and we knew that the steamer was [...]

Dust to Dust: The Titanic Today and in the Future2020-04-30T13:21:15-06:00

Who was Captain Smith and What Was His Role in the Sinking of the Titanic?


Captain Edward Smith is most famous for his role at the helm of the Titanic, the disastrous last voyage in his successful career at sea. Rumors about Captain Smith and his final hours have circulated since that fateful night, leading many to blame the captain for the sinking of the ship. Let’s explore who Edward [...]

Who was Captain Smith and What Was His Role in the Sinking of the Titanic?2020-04-12T15:40:49-06:00

Getting to Know the Browns in Their Own Words


The Museum recently began the undertaking of compiling all of Margaret and J.J. Brown's quotes. Along the way, we asked one of our Museum Specialists to write about the project and here is what she had to say: For the past few months I have been chipping away at what feels like an insurmountable task. [...]

Getting to Know the Browns in Their Own Words2020-02-06T14:47:43-07:00

Controversy about the Titanic 100 years later


For 100 years, the Titanic has been 12,000 feet deep on the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean, near the shores of Newfoundland. It wasn’t until 1985 when a joint expedition between a French expedition team and the United States Navy, led by Dr. Robert Ballard, found the Titanic.  Since then, the debate has raged about [...]

Controversy about the Titanic 100 years later2012-08-31T20:35:49-06:00

Servants at Sea: Violet Jessop


The following information was taken from Titanic Survivor: The Newly Discovered Memoirs of Violet Jessop Who Survived both the Titanic and Britannic Disasters, by Violet Jessop. Sheridan House Inc., New York 1997) Travel was a huge part of the lives of most wealthy Victorian families. While at sea, they expected a high level of service. Life for [...]

Servants at Sea: Violet Jessop2012-08-01T17:24:10-06:00

The Untold Story of the Titanic


The following is an excerpt from the Chicago Tribune, February 20, 2000: Did you know that the Titanic included black passengers? Joseph Laroche, a Haitian-born, French-educated engineer left France with his family in 1912. Like Margaret Brown, they did not intend to travel on the Titanic. Joseph Laroche was born in Cap-Haitien, Haiti, and traveled [...]

The Untold Story of the Titanic2012-07-10T19:47:00-06:00

Aftermath of the Sinking of the Titanic


Once the Carpathia docked in New York City on April 18th, the reality of 1,500 lost crew and passengers devastated those waiting for news. The Halifax, Nova Scotia office of the White Star Line spent weeks recovering those lost at sea. From the Library of Congress The SS Mackay-Bennett was the first ship [...]

Aftermath of the Sinking of the Titanic2012-06-12T19:53:24-06:00

Extra! Extra!


“PASSENGERS SAFELY MOVED AND STEAMER TITANIC TAKEN IN TOW” (Christian Science Monitor, April 15, 1912) “ALL SAVED FROM TITANIC AFTER COLLISION” (New York Evening Sun, Monday April 15, 1912). “2,000 LIVES ARE SAVED OFF WRECKED TITANIC BY WIRELESS: VESSEL IS REPORTED SINKING.” (Denver Times, Monday evening April 15, 1912). These are just three newspaper headlines [...]

Extra! Extra!2012-05-01T15:17:48-06:00
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