BRANSON, Mo. The R.M.S. Titanic, which thought by some to be unsinkable, hit an iceberg, while on her maiden voyage, at approximately 11:40 p.m. on April 14, 1912 and sank into the depths of the frigid North Atlantic, and into the pages of history, at approximately 2:20 a.m. on April 15, 1912. As the 100th anniversary of its sinking approaches there is a rekindling of the ever smoldering fire of interest in the Titanic and a series of events all over the world remembering the tragic events of that voyage.
A recent article entitled, Where to immerse yourself in Titanic history on the 100th anniversary of its sinking, was published on line by Canada’s National Post. While pointing out the memorial events and availability of Titanic information at the “Maritime Museum of the Atlantic,” in Halifax, Nova Scotia and “The Titanic Belfast Festival,” in Belfast, Ireland, where the Titanic was built, the article also featured Branson’s Titanic Museum Attraction .
While expressing that the Branson Titanic Museum Attraction, and its sister attraction in Pigeon Forge, TN, are the “the largest permanent monuments in the world” memorializing the Titanic, the article indicated that guests on the Titanic “can experience what it was like to walk the hallways, parlours, cabins and grand staircase of the Titanic while surrounded by artifacts and exhibits that tell the story of the ship’s history and fate.” It also pointed out that there will be special events on April 14 in remembrance of what happened 100 years ago.
On April 14, the 100th Anniversary of when the Titanic struck the iceberg, the Titanic Museum Attraction in Branson is hosting A Night to Remember: An Original Musical Tribute to Titanic, starting at 12:00 p.m. (Noon). It will include a special day full of tributes, musical performances, historic ceremonies, appearances by actual descendants of the Titanic’s passengers, the lighting of the “Titanic Eternal Flame” and the launching of “distress fire rockets” to bring the event to a “solemn end.”
Stephanie Milton, Director of Marketing for the Branson Tourism Center, said that there are still a limited number of VIP admissions to the event, including a special ticket price and a Titanic Coal Coin and money saving packages bundling the VIP Admissions with lodging, the Titanic Coal Coin, a Special 3D viewing of James Cameron’s “Titanic” at the IMAX Entertainment Complex and more. For additional information on the Titanic Museum Attraction or the special Titanic event on April 14, please call 1-800-785-1550.