Titanic Historical Society

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Danielle Gastineau

Member
Is anyone here a member? I have often wanted to join but never have.

Danielle
 
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Darren Honeycutt

Member
Danielle I think you will find someone from just about every Titanic organization posting here. As for myself, I have been a member of the Titanic Historical Society since 1996.
 
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Mike Herbold

Member
Danielle:
The Angels won the Series, the Angels won the Series.
Treat yourself to a THS membership. You'll love the quarterly magazine, the Titanic Commutator.
Mike Herbold
Lakewood
 
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Danielle Gastineau

Member
Gold Membership seems pretty cool! Its only $100. I will save the website and keep it in mind.

Danielle
 
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Michael Cundiff

Member
Mr. Gatineau:

May I lend this advice? Keep your TITANIC *salvage* opinions to yourself, should you choose to join/retain THS membership.

Yes folks, I could go into depth about the *greatest* of double standard which occured. It pertains to an entrusted TITANIC enthusiast,
a very well-known TITANIC historian, and the TITANIC Historical Society.

There is no need to stir up the soothing coals...I can live with the fact that an acceptance was granted because of ones' talent...but how do they live with T.H.emS.elves ? ? ?

Michael A. Cundiff
USA
 
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Michael Cundiff

Member
Postscript...

Pardom me that may have been Ms. Gatineau.

My apologies :-[

MAC
USA
 
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Eric S. Silvia

Member
I didn't think this site was to bad-mouth organizations, but rather to remember the Titanic...
 
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Michael Cundiff

Member
GEEZ bud. . . have a look deep inside the archives of the DISCOVERY/SALVAGE/EXPLORATION/EXHIBITS topic heading sometime...

Your bad-mouth assertion is far inappropriate...

MAC
USA
 
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Eric S. Silvia

Member
I searched the achives high and low and found nothing,,,care to give your insight?
 
Kritina Johnston

Kritina Johnston

Member
They have some good pieces in the "Commutator", but I had to discontinue my membership with them because they were getting too pricy for my taste. And I was never comfortable with the fact that they replaced the headstone at Fred Fleet's gravesite with the one there now...basically, it's like saying, "This grave sponsored by the THS". Too showy.
 
Inger Sheil

Inger Sheil

Member
I think a valid point is raised - let's chill it on the sledging of various Titanic organisations, and tone down the rhetoric before it gets too narky.
 
Phillip Gowan

Phillip Gowan

RIP
I've thought a lot about the subject of the gravestones and think it really isn't a cut and dry thing. There are several different factors that mean different things where different survivors and victims are concerned. For instance, in the case of Fleet, he died destitute with no family and his grave lay unmarked for many years. Such an important figure in Titanic lore shouldn't have been left with an unmarked grave. While I also think its a little cheesy to add the name of the Titanic organization that placed the marker, I'd rather see SOMETHING marking Fleet's grave than nothing at all.

Quite different is the case of Milton Long. The family had placed the markers they wanted and as Milton was an only child, there were no family members left to object when changes/additions were made to the family stones.

There are cases like Mary Kelly (Mrs. J.J. Heslin) and even Nella Goldenberg, where the graves are unmarked yet there are many family members that could afford to place a headstone. If the families, for whatever reason, have decided not to do so, I can't imagine an organization doing so in good conscience. That decision should rest entirely with the family. If approached by an organization about placing one, the family should have complete say-so in what is inscribed on the stone.

There are others--Mrs. Wren in Canada, Nora Fleming in Pennsylvania, etc. that left no family and have no markers of any sort and weren't major figures in the Titanic saga. I'd think it a noble deed to place a marker at those graves, but again would hope they would simply give the vital information on the individual with perhaps an inscription saying "Titanic Survivor." Anything beyond that is showy and grandstanding.

Just my $.02
 
Kyrila Scully

Kyrila Scully

Member
Danielle, if you should still decide to join THS after reading the responses, you can do so for less than $100. A basic membership is only $50 which covers the cost of producing and shipping their fine magazine. While THS is considered the first and (in some people's eyes) probably the most prestigious, there are other fine organizations as well. Many here are members and contributors to other societies which also have their own fine magazines. THS sponsors many events and is currently raising money to build a bigger, permanent museum. The hierarchy of the organization is pro-Lord and anti-salvage and not very tolerant of opposing views, as has been hinted at here. I am pleased to be a member, but have had my share of problems as well. I won't discourage you from joining, as it could well be a marvelous experience for you and I would not like to deny you that opportunity. At least you will have access to purchasing some very nice books and mementos that are not elsewhere available except maybe on Ebay or Amazon occasionally.

All the best,
Kyrila
 
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