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The Titanics Unsinkable Stories: 100 Years Later in Cedar Rapids on Mar 13, 2012 12:00 AM
The Titanics Unsinkable Stories: 100 Years Later
Mar 13, 2012 at Start Time NA
2160 Linden Drive SE- Get Directions
2160 Linden Drive SE
Cedar Rapids, IA52403
Opening delayed - Date TBDBrucemore announces the opening of a temporary exhibition commemorating the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the RMS Titanic, a tragedy that continues to resonate with people today. On April 11, 1912 the RMS Titanic set out on her maiden voyage carrying over 2,000 passengers. Two members of Brucemore's Douglas family, Walter and Mahala Douglas, were among at least 36 passengers aboard the Titanic with connections to Iowa. Personal accounts, documents from the Douglas family archives and excerpts from local newspapers, will engage audiences in the real-life experiences of the disaster. Unsinkable Stories: 100 Years Later will be free to the public and will run through July 31 in the Brucemore Visitor Center."Many exhibits examine the national and international impact of the tragedy," said April Kamp-Whittaker, Director of Learning and Museum Projects. "Few focus on the human experience. Unsinkable Stories provides a regional and individual perspective, connecting Iowans to the personal accounts of the historical event and international tragedy." The exhibition will be open during Visitor Center hours, Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. Admission is free. Information on related community programming will be announced at a later date, including partnerships between Brucemore, The Carl and Mary Koehler History Center, Cedar Rapids Public Library, Hiawatha Public Library, Oak Hill Cemetery, Theatre Cedar Rapids, and Science Station. For more information, please visit www.brucemore.org or call (319) 362-7375.Brucemore, Iowa's only National Trust Historic Site, is located at 2160 Linden Drive SE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The 26-acre park-like estate in the heart of Cedar Rapids boasts a Queen Anne style mansion built between 1884 and 1886. Brucemore has been home to three prominent families who used the estate as a center for culture and the arts. The estate continues to be a hub for cultural, philanthropic, and educational activities. Each year thousands of visitors attend specialty tours, concerts, fine arts performances, children's programs, holiday celebrations, preservation events, and garden workshops on the estate. For more information, call (319) 362-7375 or visit www.brucemore.org.
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