- Aug 29, 2000
This used to be under another catagory but can't seem to find it. Back in Sept. I was looking into getting a group together to see some of the sites: Astor's Beechwood, the TITANIC movie model in Fall River- and Maritime Museum, homes First Class Survivors rented or owned, The Breakers and Gertrude Whitney's Titanic Memorial inspirations, several Lusitania memorials, the hotel where Molly B. summered n 1913, Ellen Bird's house,Miss Hays' grave, Tennis Hall of Fame tribute to Mr. Behr,Clinch Smith's gazebo and summerhouse, etc. and a taste of the Gilded Age. So much to see in the area. Hotels for April run about 76$ per night. I had hoped to look into a bus if numbers warrant it. There is also a Mr. Harris who is finishing a wonderful book on Titanic Newport people. I have found a large hall at no cost (benefits of being a churchlady) and Mr. Harris gives a dynamite lecture which will have you sitting RIGHT on the edge of your seat. He has found out some very exciting things about First Class. Sept. would be the other month under consideration. April seems to be tough with Easter and BTS convention. I would need to get an idea now how many are interested- we could do it in both months. Amtrak runs to Kingston, planes into Green, Providence -with a shuttle service to Newport. Any thoughts?