Titanic Exhibition in Denver


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Liz Cook

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"Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition" is going to be at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science from June 22, 2007—January 6, 2008.
Info about tickets, hours and related programs and lectures is here: http://www.dmns.org/main/en/General/Exhibitions/UpcomingExhibitions/titanic.htm

The Museum is also looking for 400 people to deliver exceptional service as greeters and content-related interpreters during the Titanic exhibition. More information is here: http://www.dmns.org/main/en/General/AboutTheMuseum/News/Story/titanicVolunteers.htm

If any ET folks are interested, we'd love to have you join us!

-Liz Cook
Educator, Denver Museum of Nature & Science
 
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Anyone here planning to go to this? I saw the Exhibition in Chicago in the late nineties and was pretty impressed with it. On a side note, has anyone here been to the Molly Brown house? I'm just curious whether it's worth seeing for a "novice" Titanic buff like myself.
 
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I've been to the House of Lions -- a longtime objective of mine -- just two years ago in the summer. One of the first things the "novice" will learn is that "Molly Brown" was a theatrical invention of the late 1950s, and that Margaret Tobin Brown was indeed a woman of note -- you will not regret going to see her Denver home.
 
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Yes, Tim is quite right. If you go expecting to see the palatial structure that is depicted in "The Unsinkable Molly Brown", (as I stupidly did) you will be disappointed. If you go intent on learning who Margaret Tobin Brown really was, then you're in for a real treat. I found the real thing to be far more interesting, and well worth a trip. Restoration continues to this day with volunteers doing painstaking research restoring the house to its former glory circa 1910. I thought it was neat that there are several original pieces of furniture originally owned by Mrs. Brown on display. Oh, and by the way, the front parlor is indeed a shade of red ;-)
 
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I visited the Titanic Exhibition and Molly Brown house on my visit to Denver last week. The exhibit was more or less as I remembered it from 2000 in Chicago, though I didn't recall seeing the reproductions of staterooms on that tour. It was still a thrill to see the artifacts again (particularly the D deck section of the Big Piece and the personal effects) and see some things I may have overlooked before, though I'm looking forward to someday seeing other collections.

The Brown house was well worth the visit. The house itself was fascinating to see, though I was a bit disappointed to see that the carriage house had been converted into a gift shop (which sold, among other things, Molly Brown bottled water at $2 a pop!). I was also very impressed with the tour guide, who was very knowledgeable and seemed to know Margaret Brown from Molly Brown.
 

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I work at the Molly Brown House Museum and think that everyone that has a chance should go. It goes into great depth about her life. By the way David what was the tour guides name and did she have a page with her?

The artifact exhibition was to romanticised for me. titanic is a disaster not a love story, but i did think tha they did a good job n creating the last room.

Thanks,
Taylor Marino
 
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Sorry for the slow response, Taylor. I don't recall the tour guide's name, and as I recall, she did not have a page with her.

I agree that parts of the Titanic Exhibition are maybe a bit too hyped up and the tour guides can be hit or miss, but overall I think it's definitely worth checking out for anyone who hasn't seen it.

-David
 
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Ugh.... You guys just opened some seriously horrific wounds. I worked at the Denver Museum during the exhibit and it was the most painful experience of my life. I was bullied, intimidated and practically pushed out of there like a pimple... I don't know what's wrong with the people who work there.
 
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Don't know why I'm even posting this here, but I really feel like sharing this with other rivet counters out there.

I got a job at the Museum when they opened to the Titanic Exhibit, and perhaps I got a tad too overzealous with my enthusiasm for the event... But what I went through was way out of line. I was intimidated, bullied and pushed around by the stuff, which was practically encouraged by the managers... I didn't even know what I was doing wrong, I just got yelled at "in advance." They even accused me of making up the facts I knew about Titanic and crew & passengers, which was a serious insult to me.

Finally, they go rid of me on a technicality, apparently I wasn't supposed to warn people that the 1996 mini-series, which was offered for sale at the gift shop, had rape scene, or some crud like that.

Well... Thanks for hearing me out. It was a very traumatic experience and even though it's been nearly two years, I still find it hard to move on. My entire "work karma" has been out of whack ever since...
 
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