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Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition Opens in Grand Rapids February 9

Grand Rapids Public Museum

The exhibition that the community has been waiting for – Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition opens at the Grand Rapids Public Museum on Saturday, February 9, 2013.

Grand Rapids Public Museum

On April 15, 1912, Titanic, the world’s largest ship, sank after colliding with an iceberg claiming more than 1,500 lives and subsequently altering the world’s confidence in modern technology. In Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition, more than 150 legendary artifacts conserved from the Ship’s debris field are showcased offering a poignant look at this iconic Ship and its passengers.

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The Exhibition has been designed with a focus on the legendary RMS Titanic’s compelling human stories as best told through authentic artifacts and extensive room re-creations. Perfume from a maker who was traveling to New York to sell his samples, china etched with the logo of the elite White Star Line — these and many other authentic objects offer haunting, emotional connections to lives abruptly ended or forever altered.

The exhibition will be open from: 9:00AM to 5:00PM Monday, 9:00AM – 9:00PM Tuesday (last tour at 8 p.m.), 9:00AM – 5:00PM Wednesday – Saturday, and 12:00PM – 5:00PM Sunday. The museum will also extend its hours for the following time periods until 9:00 PM: February 25 – March 1, March 18 – March 22, April 1 – April 7 (Spring Break Week), May 27 – May 31, June 24 – June 28 and July 1- July 3, July 7.

Get your tickets early to guarantee your visit, tickets are timed and limited. The fee includes admission to the exhibition, and to the entire Grand Rapids Public Museum; adults – $17, seniors – $16, children (3-18) – $12, children (2 and under) – Free. Member fees are: adult – $12, senior – $11, member child (3 to 18) – $10, children (2 and under) – Free. Exhibition tickets make the perfect Valentine’s Day gift!

Many thanks to the generous sponsors to date: David and Carol Van Andel Foundation, The Steve Van Andel Foundation, MLive Media Group, Media Place Partners, and Corrigan Moving Systems. Media sponsors for the exhibition are WOOD TV8, and WGVU.
RMS Titanic, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Premier Exhibitions, Inc., is the only company permitted by law to recover objects from the wreck site of Titanic. The Company was granted Salvor-in-possession rights to the wreck site of Titanic by a United States federal court in 1994 and has conducted eight research and recovery expeditions to Titanic’s debris field and recovered more than 5,500 artifacts.

Premier Exhibitions, Inc. is a major provider of museum-quality touring exhibitions throughout the world.

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