A pink facemask will cover Titanic’s bow throughout October this year. 2020 marks the sixth year the museum has cleared the decks for the month-long crusade. The ship has worn a pink ribbon the past several years.
“These pink symbols are signs of the difficult times we’re experiencing today. They’re reminders to us all that the search for a cancer cure and a COVID-19 vaccine are on-going and need our support,” says Mary Kellogg, president, CCO and co-owner.
Kellogg goes on to explain, “We know that 46 passengers who survived Titanic later died of cancer, seven of them from breast cancer. Their names, their stories, and their legacies are the very foundation of our museums. They will always be honored and remembered here.”
Titanic Museum Attraction tells the stories of the 2,208 passengers on board, in extraordinary ways. There are more than 20 unique galleries displaying more than 400 artifacts; amazing photos; special exhibitions and interactive galleries; re-creations of lifeboats and cabins. Each gallery is distinctive, starting with the clank and clamor of the shipyard where Titanic was built at Harland & Wolff’s Queen’s Island North Shipyard in Belfast.
You’ll be amazed when you see the re-creation of the first-class cabin occupied by John Jacob Astor IV and his wife Mary. It’s luxurious with elegant carpeting, a chaise, and a writing desk … a stark contrast to the third-class cabin.
One of the Titanic’s 705 survivors was Lady Duff Gordon. Lucy Gordon was the most famous dress designer of the time. European royalty, high society, stage and screen stars were her clientele. She had high fashion salons in London, Paris, New York, and Chicago. During her career she developed the runway-style fashion show and was the first to make models famous. She was also the first to market a branded perfume. Later active in women’s rights, she died from breast cancer in 1935, at the age of 71.
The Titanic never got to make a Christmas voyage, but during November and December you can experience a Christmas holiday as it might have been. The ship is decorated in lavish Edwardian style. It takes the crew two weeks to decorate, a full day just for the Grand Staircase! The staircase is a full-sized replica of the staircase on the ship. The exterior of Titanic Museum Attraction is the bow of the ship at half-scale.
You’ll see uniformed members of the crew when you visit Titanic. They are charming, delightful to talk with; and I don’t think there’s any Titanic question they can’t answer for you!
During this time Titanic Museum requires reservations, and visitors are required to wear a mask. For reservations and more information on Titanic Museum Attraction in Branson or Pigeon Forge, call 417-334-9500 or go online to TitanicBranson.com. Enjoy your visit to Titanic Museum Attraction — you’ll be captivated by your journey back in time!