For the last several weeks there has been an exhibit at the Rochester Museum an Science Center featuring artifact recovered from RMS Titanic. I have been aching to go and today I finally got my chance. My friend Liz and I drove up to Rochester this morning and bought our tickets.
Of course there were all the photos you've seen a million times of the ship and the crew and the different features such as the incredibly beautiful grand stairway. As well as film of the building of the ship and the recovering of the artifacts, but there was also featured room recreations...
Along the walls there were photos and biographies of many who had been on board that night. Stories of cowardice and stories of valor. Some familiar stories (Molly Brown for example) and others unknown to me before today (There was a Haitian man and his French Wife and their 2 little girls. They had switched to the Titanic at the last moment because the ship they had planned to cruise on would not allow the children in the dining room to share meals with the parents. The whole family perished.)