‘RMS Titanic’ arrives at the Lakewood History Museum, Tuesday, May 10 – The Suburban Times


Submitted by Phil Raschke.

Painting of the sinking of the Titanic by Ken Marschall

110 years ago, the majestic passenger ship ‘Titanic’ sank on its maiden voyage from Southhampton, England to New York after hitting an iceberg. More than 1,500 people died in the tragedy, including some of the world’s wealthiest, when the ship finally slipped 12,000 feet below the freezing ocean. Today, the sinking of the “Titanic” still captures the public’s imagination.

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Now, on May 10, you can learn the true story of this epic disaster from Peter Cook, a Fellow of the Titanic Historical Society and the British Titanic Society. Peter’s presentation is titled “The Titanic, the Iceberg and the rest of the story”. Peter’s presentation will also include memorabilia and artifacts lifted from the sunken Titanic as well as a previously unknown connection to Lakewood.

This is one presentation you definitely don’t want to miss!

The presentation is free to the public, but seating is limited and on a first-come basis.

Newspaper boy selling Titanic sinking paper.

The meeting with the presenter begins at 6:00 p.m. The “Titanic” presentation begins at 6:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be available.

The newly renovated Lakewood History Museum is located at 6114 Motor Avenue SW, next to the iconic 1937 Lakewood Theater and across from the Best Western Motel. Parking is free, but limited. For more information, call 253-682-3480. Covid masks available, but not mandatory.

Ed Selden carpet one

Don’t miss this exciting and very informative presentation!

Also mark June 21 on your calendar for our next show “America’s Buffalo Soldiers, 1866 to 1948, Fact and Fiction”

Lakewood History Museum… “Preserving Yesterday, Educating Tomorrow”.

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