FLINT — Today, Sept. 1, tickets to Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition will go on sale. This exhibition will be at Sloan Museum Jan. 21 through May 21, 2017. Tickets to this exhibition are timed.
Advance purchase is recommended. Ticket prices to see Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition as well as Sloan Museum and Buick Gallery are $14 adults, $12 seniors (60+), $11 youth (age 2-11), members $5, and ASTC $7. Visit SloanMusuem.org for more details.
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. More than 100 years later, Sloan Museum will pay tribute to the tragedy which continues to resonate through Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition, where legendary artifacts conserved from the Ship’s debris field are showcased offering visitors a poignant look at this iconic Ship and its passengers. This exhibit is sponsored locally by Health Alliance Plan (HAP) and will be at Sloan Museum from January 21, through May 21. Sloan Museum is located at 1221 E. Kearsley Street, Flint, MI 48503. Visit SloanMusuem.org for more details.
Visitors are quickly drawn back in time to 1912 upon entrance, as each receives a replica boarding pass of an actual passenger aboard Titanic. They then begin their chronological journey through the life of the Titanic, moving through the ship’s construction, to life on board, to the ill-fated sinking and amazing artifact rescue efforts. They will marvel at the re-created rooms, and press their palms against an iceberg while learning of countless stories of heroism and humanity.
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, even pieces of the Ship itself– these and many other authentic objects offer haunting, emotional connections to lives abruptly ended or forever altered.
Over the past 25 years, more than 40 million people have seen this powerful exhibition.. — G.G.