Columbia, SC (WLTX) -- One hundred years ago, on April 15, 1912, the RMS Titanic sank after colliding with an iceberg, taking the lives of 1500 passengers, and changing the world's view of technology forever.
The South Carolina State Museum commemorates the centennial of the sinking of the Titanic with more than 125 artifacts recovered from the wreckage, including a large section of steel plate hull.
An excerpt from a press release from the Museum:
The Exhibition has been designed with a focus on the legendary RMS Titanic's compelling human stories, as best told through these authentic artifacts and extensive recreations of rooms from the storied Ship.
Perfume from a maker who was traveling to New York so sell his samples, china etched with the logo of the elite White Star line, and many other authentic objects offer haunting, emotional connections to lives abruptly ended or forever altered.
"Visitors are quickly drawn back in time to 1912 upon entrance, as each one receives a replica boarding pass of an actual passenger aboard Titanic," said Director of Education Tom Falvey. "They then begin their chronological journey through the life of Titanic, moving through the Ship's construction, to life on board, to the ill-fated sinking and amazing artifact rescue efforts decades later. They will marvel at the re-created rooms, and press their palms against a re-created iceberg while learning many stories of heroism and humanity."
Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition opens May 5th at the State Museum, and can be seen through September 3rd.
Admission to the exhibit:
$11 for Adults, $9 for Seniors, and $7 for children ages 3-12, and ticket prices are in addition to standard museum admissions.
A special ticket price for admission to the exhibit for South Carolina student groups is available for $5.
All ticketing information, along with more information on Titanic: The Artifacts Exhibit is available on the South Carolina State Museum's website.