FLINT, MI - 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, 2017 through May 21, 2017. Sloan Museum is located at 1221 E. Kearsley Street, Flint, MI 48503. Visit SloanMusuem.org for more details.
Until 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 14, visitors will be able to see artifacts from the exhibit. These artifacts include Officers Uniform Button, Tool Handle, and Third Class Mug.
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.
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. In the "Memorial Gallery" guests will take their boarding pass to the memorial wall and discover whether their passenger and traveling companions survived or perished.
Over the past 25 years, more than 40 million people have seen this powerful exhibition in major museums worldwide—from Chicago to Los Angeles and Paris to London. RMS Titanic, Inc. is the only company permitted by law to recover objects from the wreck site of Titanic. The Company was granted Salvor-in-Possession rights to the wreck site of Titanic by a United States federal court in 1994 and has conducted nine research and recovery expeditions to the Titanic rescuing more than 5,500 artifacts.
What: Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition sponsored by HAP
When: January 21 - May 21, 2017
Where: Sloan Museum, 1221 E. Kearsley Street, Flint, MI 48503
Tickets: during this exhibit: adults, seniors (60+), youth (2-11), members $5, and ASTC .
Sloan Museum is located at 1221 E. Kearsley St., Flint, Michigan, 48503. For more information about the museum and programs, call (810) 237-3450 or www.SloanMuseum.org. Sloan Museum is a member organization of the Flint Cultural Center Corporation and is supported in part by the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Ruth Mott Foundation, and the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs.
About Health Alliance Plan
Health Alliance Plan www.hap.org (HAP) is a Michigan-based, nonprofit health plan that provides health coverage to more than 675,000 members and companies of all sizes. For more than 50 years, HAP has partnered with leading doctors and hospitals, employers and community organizations to enhance the health and well-being of the lives we touch. HAP offers a product portfolio with six distinct product lines: Group Insured Commercial, Individual, Medicare, Medicaid, Self-Funded and Network Leasing. HAP excels in delivering award-winning preventive services, disease management and wellness programs, and personalized customer service.
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