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Titanic exhibit to return to KC’s Union Station

November 29, 2011

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— Kansas City's Union Station is bringing back its most popular exhibit.

"Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition" will open March 10.

The Kansas City Star reported that the display will be a larger version of the traveling exhibit that was in Kansas City a decade ago.

That earlier exhibit still holds the station's record for the largest attendance, with more than 280,000 visitors.

The timing of the exhibit will coincide with the 100th anniversary of the ocean liner's sinking. The vessel was on its maiden voyage in April 1912 when it hit an iceberg in the North Atlantic. More than 1,500 people died.

Union Station officials say the exhibit is worth seeing again. The salvage company has returned to the wreckage since 2001 and more objects will be displayed this time.

Comments

Ron Holzwarth 3 years, 4 months ago

Although the Titanic is probably the most famous shipwreck that resulted in a very high number of casualties, it actually rates only number five in the list of total people killed in a single ship accident.

Number One: MV Doña Paz, December 20, 1987 Death Toll: 4,375

Number Two: Mont-Blanc, December 6, 1917 Death Toll: 1,950

Number Three: MV Joola, September 26, 2002 Death Toll: 1,863

Number Four: Sultana, April 27, 1865 Death Toll: 1800 (estimated)

Number Five: RMS Titanic, April 14, 1912 Death Toll: 1,517

Clipped from: http://listverse.com/2008/07/26/top-10-catastrophic-shipwrecks/

somedude20 3 years, 4 months ago

I would enjoy seeing some Kate Winslet look alikes there. I would like to sharpen my pencil so that I can capture her essence just like old Leo did

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