BRANSON, MO, February 19, 2019 — “Even today, over 100 years after the tragic sinking of the unsinkable RMS Titanic in the frigid water of the North Atlantic, the public has a keen interest and fascination with the circumstances surrounding its sinking,” said Tammy Johnson, the Director of Operations for the Branson Tourism Center. “Nowhere is there a better or more exciting place to kindle that interest and experience what happened on that fateful voyage than aboard Branson’s Titanic Museum Attraction,” she added.
Johnson points out that there is always a new and exciting reason to take a voyage on the Titanic each year and that 2013 will be no exception. This year a new exhibit will be dedicated to the 133 children who were aboard the Titanic when she sank. “What they saw, heard and felt from the moment they boarded the ship has been documented and visualized for the first time anywhere” in this exhibit, Mary Kellogg-Joslyn, the Titanic Museum Attraction’s co-owner, said recently.
Another unique and special event at the Titanic this year will an historic first time gathering and book signing of six “celebrated authors of Titanic historical books and novels” who will make their public appearances together on Monday, March 18 through Saturday, March 23 from 10 AM to 5 PM at the Titanic Museum Attraction’s “First Annual Book Signing Fair.”
In making the announcement, Kellogg-Joslyn pointed out that many books have been written over the years since her sinking about what happened that night. The six day event provides a unique opportunity for Titanic fans and others interested in the Titanic or history to meet and interact with the authors of many of these books who will each have their separate area inside the museum.
“We know that Titanic books are the biggest selling items in our gift shop. Grown-ups and children alike are drawn to them. Perhaps, because the written word can stir emotion and imagination unlike anything else,” says Kellogg-Joslyn. “Each book, in its own way, is a chronicle of faith, heroism, sacrifice and survival. They line the shelves of libraries and private homes around the world, and we’re proud to be one of the largest repositories of Titanic books, anywhere.”
The Authors appearing at the event and the title of their key Titanic work are Lee W. Merideth, “1912 Facts about Titanic;” Bruce M. Caplan, “The Sinking of the Titanic – 1912 Survivor Accounts. Logan Marshall’s original 1912 classic, abridged and edited;” Helen Behr Sanford, “Starboard at Midnight – The Love Story of Two Survivors;” Ken Rossignol, “Titanic 1912 – The Original News Stories;” Wade Sisson, “Racing Through the Night” and Kristen Iversen, “Molly Brown: Unraveling the Myth – The True Life Story of the Titanic’s Most Famous Survivor.” Appearing with her, on March 19 and March 20 only, will be Helen Benziger the great-grand-daughter of “Helen Tobin ‘Molly’ Brown.”
Please feel free to contact the Branson Tourism Center for additional information or tickets for the Titanic Museum Attraction or any of Branson’s other shows and attractions or for lodging by calling their toll free number 1-800-785-1550.