(WFRV) – Did you know there’s a strong connection between Wisconsin and the passengers on the Titanic?
Local 5 Live’s Jordan Lamers explores a new exhibit in Oshkosh and you can too!
From the Oshkosh Museum:
The enduring story of the ill-fated White Star liner RMS Titanic continues to fascinate people 109 years after the disaster. The ship and the tragedy of its passengers and crew are some of the few events in history that have immediate name recognition. There is a seemingly never-ending fascination with Titanic.
This summer, the Oshkosh Public Museum will unveil a unique exhibition, Titanic: The Wisconsin Connection. Over two years in the making, this exceptional exhibition is based on in-depth research of Wisconsin passengers conducted by Museum staff and researchers from Experiential Media Group (E/M Group), the salvager and owner of the Titanic artifacts. There were over fifty people on the great ship, in all classes, either from Wisconsin or journeying to the state as immigrants. This exhibition tells the story of twenty of those passengers and is being developed specifically for the Oshkosh Public Museum.
Titanic: The Wisconsin Connection is a new form of exhibition for the E/M Group. Before the Oshkosh exhibition, the firm focused on the broader story of the ship and passengers, the scientific aspects of the vessel, and its discovery. The Oshkosh Public Museum’s exhibition marks a distinct departure from that practice. Instead of the previously used standard storyline, E/M Group collaborated with Museum staff to create a customized exhibition focused on stories associated with Wisconsin.
In addition to telling the story of passengers associated with Wisconsin, the exhibition showcases over 100 recently conserved artifacts, all recovered from the debris field over 12,000 feet below the North Atlantic. These amazing artifacts, each with a story to tell, will, in most cases, be revealed for the first time in Oshkosh. Each artifact powerfully illustrates an element or person in the dramatic event that took place that terrifying night. As developed by some of the finest exhibition professionals in the business, the storyline enables 21st-century visitors to connect with and empathize with the people of 1912.
There are no refunds are exchanges – please select the date and time that work for you.
Tickets are sold every 30 minutes for 1 hour increments; some guests stay longer and some are shorter.
Oshkosh Public Museum Hours During Exhibition
Sunday: 1 pm to 4:30 pm
Tuesday through Saturday: 10 am to 4:30 pm
Senior (Age 62+) and College Student: $18
Children (age 6-17, children under the age of 6 are free): $12
Museum Members $15
Group Rate (15 or more with required reservation) $15
School Group Rate: $15
Blue Star Museum: Active Military and their family are free Memorial Day through Labor Day
See full details at oshkoshmuseum.org.