When the tragic tale of Titanic is told, most tend to focus on the events of the sinking or its most famous passengers, such as John Jacob Astor and Lucille and Cosmo Duff-Gordon. But among the thousands who sailed on that fateful voyage, there are dozens of passenger stories that are often overlooked. Passengers came from all over the world, including Mexico, Lebanon, Syria, Egypt and Haiti. Joseph Laroche and his family were among the 2,205 people aboard RMS Titanic.
The sinking of RMS Titanic was a horrible disaster that continues to capture the imagination of people everywhere and has inspired many movies, including A Night to Remember.
A Night to Remember was released in 1958 and was (and still is) regarded highly for its accuracy in portraying the actual event. The story is told from the view point of the passengers and crew, especially Second Officer Charles Lightoller, played by Kenneth More. Lightoller was the most senior member of Titanic’s crew to survive.Read more
Looking for something fun to do with the family (or by yourself) this summer? We have a new exhibition that explores the mysteries of the deep, Extreme Deep: Mission to the Abyss. It opened May 16 and will remain here until September 7.
This “Artifact of the Month” is a piece of china from the White Star Line. The White Star Line was a prominent British shipping company and today is most known for its ship, RMS Titanic. While our piece of china is not from the actual Titanic, it is very similar to what first class guests would have been served on aboard the ship and therefore is on display in a corner of our Great Hall of Steam Gallery with information and other objects relating to Titanic.
“Stonier Co. Liverpool” is stamped on the back of the plate, but in reality they did not make the china. The Stonier company brokered and distributed the china. The star featured in the center of the dish is the symbol of the White Star Line, which is also inscribed in the banner below the flag star. The crown pattern around the plate originated from Brownfield, which gave this style its name. As you can see in the photo, the gold gilt and turquoise embellishments really highlight the center emblem well.Read more