April 3 - October 31, 2012
As our city and the world commemorates the 100th anniversary of sinking of the RMS Titanic and the great loss of life, separating fact from fiction when it comes to recounting the story of the ill fated ship is the intent of a series of programs offered at our museum over the next months.
Listen to real life accounts told by museum interpreters in costume or try your hand at sending out a distress call using Morse telegraphy.
Join museum staff for a gallery tour of our permanent Titanic exhibit and learn more about Halifax’s connection to the disaster.
Among the programs will be:
“Away all Boats” - Learn how to put on a cork life-jacket like that used aboard Titanic and how to lower a lifeboat, using a small working model of the Titanic’s boat deck.
“Signals from the past” – Discover the fascinating world of Morse Telegraphy and how it changed our world.
“Titanic and Pop Culture” – Join one of our heritage interpreters as they examine the continuing fascination with the events of 1912 as they relate to other major events of the past century and how this tragedy still holds our attention and resonates with us today.
“Preparing Titanic’s Dead” – Learn more about the heroic efforts of the cable ship crews, the undertakers and the embalmers who had to work against time to preserve the victims of the sinking at sea and in the morgues.
Please contact the museum at 424-7491 for daily updates on Titanic programs scheduled.
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