Titanic museum adds new features

Ham radio broadcast commemorates 95th anniversary of sinking

Thursday, April 5, 2007

BRANSON, Mo. - The World's Largest Titanic Museum Attraction has added several new features and expansions totaling more than $1 million, along with a worldwide amateur ham radio broadcast to commemorate the 95th anniversary of the sinking of Titanic.

The museum - built to half scale to Titanic's original size - was opened March 8, 2006, by president and chief officer John Joslyn and his wife, Mary Kellogg Joslyn, a native of Monmouth.

Beginning April 12, guests waiting to enter Titanic can stroll through a scaled version of the London Waterloo Train Station, where many of Titanic's most prominent passengers traveled to Southampton to board the ship for its maiden voyage on Wednesday, April 10, 1912. Titanic crewmembers will greet guests waiting at the "train station" with information to help enrich the experience.

Titanic audio tour

Beginning May 1, guests will have an opportunity to hear stories told by several of Titanic's passengers in a new Titanic Audio Tour. Individual cell-phone-sized listening devices will allow guests to play audio clips from Titanic's actual survivors, and hear descriptions of many of the museum attraction's 400 priceless artifacts by narrator Bernard Hill, the actor who played Captain Smith in James Cameron's film "Titanic."

Live Titanic Webcam

Branson fans can log on to www.titanicbranson.com to see video images as they happen on the Live Titanic Webcam.

Ham radio broadcast April 14-15

To commemorate the 95th anniversary of the sinking of Titanic, ham radio operators worldwide will participate in a special-event broadcast originating from the Titanic Museum Attraction beginning at 8 a.m. April 14, and ending at 7 p.m. April 15.


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