Titanic exhibit commemorates 100th anniversary of sinking

Titanic's Grand Staircase

DEARBORN — One hundred years ago, Titanic, the world’s largest ship, sank after colliding with an iceberg, claiming more than 1,500 lives. To commemorate this significant anniversary, The Henry Ford will host the largest touring exhibition of Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition, in Henry Ford Museum, March 31 through Sept. 30.

Special timed tickets for members are $10. Non-member ticket prices include admission to the museum and are $27 for adults (13 to 61), $22.50 for youth (5 to 12), $25 for seniors (62 and up) and free for children 4 and under. For more information, call 313-982-6001 or go to www.thehenryford.org/titanic.

“We are privileged to host this extraordinary exhibit, especially to mark the 100th anniversary of the sinking of Titanic,” said Patricia Mooradian, president of The Henry Ford.

“Touted by the media as the ship that was ‘virtually unsinkable,’ no one could believe the magnitude of this disaster that occurred in April of 1912. As Americans, it’s a story that resonates with us all.”

This 10,000-square-foot, newly redesigned and expanded exhibition features more than 300 artifacts – 250 of which have never been displayed in Michigan. In addition, visitors will be able to walk through extensive room re-creations, have their photos taken near the full-scale replica of the Grand Staircase, and learn about passengers on board who had ties to Michigan.

During the exhibition, The Henry Ford will host a variety of programs related to Titanic. On April 14, at 7 p.m., 100 years to the day of the sinking, The Henry Ford will host Titanic Remembered: 100th Anniversary Event where guests can commemorate the event with hors d’oeuvres, a champagne welcome, dinner, dessert, and exclusive access to the exhibition.

Tickets and more information can be found at www.thehenryford.org/