Friday, November 21, 2008

Titanic Exhibit

Baldyman and I went to see the Titanic Exhibit at Milwaukee Museum today. This is how the grandstaircase appeared on the ship. Isnt it neat how they can take our picture and make it look as if we were there? We couldnt get a very good picture of the one they gave us--but here it is.

Here are the boarding passes they gave you when you pay for the exhibit. These were made to look like the original boarding passes the passengers were given. What is so neat about these is that on each pass is the name of an original passenger and at the end of the tour you can check the passenger list and see if yours survived. Mine did not--and baldymans did. They also give you some information about the passenger. Its very sad actually and I tell you it really makes one think about that fateful voyage.
This is a cookbook I bought that has recipes for what the passengers were given on the ship. They have menus for each class...1st, 2nd and 3rd. 3rd was actually not that bad as people were lead to believe. Some say 2nd class was better than first. I decided to buy the book because many of the recipes are actually easy to make and sound quite good. I"m thinking of actually h ave a theme dinner this winter--called The Titanic.

This exhibit was awesome. Very, very sad. Some of the artifacts you get to see are clothing, luggage, money, dinnerware, toothbrush, make up, a wine bottle with wine still in it. The makeup container still holds powder. I'm glad I was able to go and see this. I'm thinking its probably a once in a lifetime chance. I've always been fascinated by the Titanic and its history. I know many of us are. I cant believe how touching this is--nearly 100 years later. I hope if this exhibit gets in your area--you can go. You wont be dispointed.

15 Thanks for your comments!:

JyLnC said...

How long is it in Milwaukee - that's just a hop and a jump for me? And by Milwaukee museum do you mean the Art museum on the lakefront?

The Field Museum in Chicago is having an exhibit this winter showcasing about 300 Aztec artifacts that have been gathered from museums in Mexico and America. Years and years ago, I saw the Pompeii exhibit at the Art Museum. They are always a great experience.

Debbies-English-Treasures said...

WHAT A LOVELY MUSEUM TO GO TO!
AND I LOVE THE PHOTO WITH YOU AND YOUR DH ON THE "TITANIC".
KIND REGARDS,
DEBBIE MOSS

(ENGLAND)

Lady of the Mote said...

what a great place to see!

cindy said...

Hi Dawnie, thanks for stopping by. I was born and raised in Wisconsin, just the other side of the state...La Crosse area. This was a great post about your visit to the museum, I visited a museum in Nova Scotia that had artifacts from the Titanic, but the exhibit you went to sounds much better. Take care ~Cindy~

Elyse said...

ooh -- how fun! thank you for your comment on my blog. it made my day!!! xo

laurie said...

This was such a tragic event, and movies have romanticized it so much. It's hard to remember how many lives were lost. The pic in front of the staircase is great! It does look like you're on the ship. laurie

squawmama said...

Wow what an exciting outing... Sounds like you & Baldyman had a great time... It sounds very interesting but also so sad... Definitely an era of elegance gone by... Have a super day...

(((HUGS)))
Donna

Shellmo said...

I have always been fascinated by shipwrecks and sad for the people lost. What an interesting exhibit - and the cookbook would be neat to read. Thank you for sharing this! This summer I went the the Shipwreck museum in the upper peninsula of Michigan because I always wanted to see the artifacts from the wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald. Emotionally powerful.

Ginger said...

Hi Dawn:
I would love to see that exhibit!!! Very sad to see that your ticket had a passenger that died. Is this a traveling exhibit?
Ginger

Kristens Creations said...

Hi Dawnie, Thank you for visiting me and your sweet comments, you can find lots of great stuff at Hobby Lobby. I have found many things there.

I've been to the titanic museum in Branson Mo. It was incredible! My son loved it and did not want to leave. Yes, it was very touching to me too. Kristen

Lady of the Mote said...

Thanks for leaving a comment,we all have done so much,we just dont take the time to list all the beautiful things,
I pray you get to see and do your hearts desires,
a sun porch sure sounds great!

jsprik said...

that is so awesome. i would love to go see that. i think i am a bit morbid. to see those things they wore and owned. so neat! the titanic sinking was such a tragic event, too!! i have the movie with leonardo and kate...such a wonderful story! thanks for sharing this!!

Judy said...

Hi Dawn, it sounds fantastic but as you said very sad. I think everyone is fascinated by the Titanic.

Penny For Your Thoughts said...

Hi Dawn,

Your comment brought tears to my eyes. Thank you for your spiritual insight. I know that chemotherapy did more to my body, mind, and spirit than they truly explained to me. However, I know that so much of the emotional stuff that I'm going through is sort of "normal" for my age. But, I have been told the menopausal symptoms that I have experienced in the past 3 years should be controlled by the medication that I'm taking.

Anyhow, it's late, and I should just be thankful. Thank you again for finding me... and keep me in your "places you like to visit".

Hugs,
Penny Sue

HektikLyfe said...

How did the wine survive???? Was it dry and just crusted or how did that happen?