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Wed March 6, 2013

Titanic Exhibit To Showcase Artifacts, Stories Of Ill-Fated Ship

LEXINGTON, Ky. - It’s been close to 101 years since the RMS Titanic sank after colliding with an iceberg in the North Atlantic, immediately becoming a source of endless fascination for historians and the general public. Now, an exhibit opening this October will give Titanic enthusiasts in Lexington a chance to view the artifacts close up.

Replica of Titanic staircase
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For evidence of Titanic’s undiminished effect on culture, no further than last year’s re-release of James Cameron’s Titanic movie in 3D. You won’t need special glasses, however, for the exhibit coming to the Lexington Center Museum.

"People are able to connect [with] the story of Titanic in a way that no movie or book ever could, no matter how well done they are," says Theresa Nelson, a spokesperson for Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition, which contains more than 125 items that have been recovered from two-and-a-half miles beneath the ocean surface.

"They range from pieces of the ship itself, personal effects of passengers and crew members, china that would have been used on board. So we really kind of run the full range of artifacts that are representative of all the different elements of the story of Titanic," she says.

The exhibition is designed to lead visitors on a journey through the eyes of the passengers on the ill-fated ship. Every visitor will receive a replica boarding pass, see room recreations, and be able to press their hands against a mini-iceberg. Those interested can find announcements about ticket sales and prices at lexingtoncenter.com.