Saturday, June 6, 2015

Titanic Artifact Exhibition at Luxor Hotel

I'm pretty sure everyone knows the name Titanic. Probably most of you knows that the ginormous ship hit an iceberg and was lost. What a sad tragedy. Have you ever wondered about the history of the Titanic, how it sunk,what was it like, or how many people survived?
Well, a visit to the Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition will take you on a journey back in time to experience the legend of Titanic like never before. The galleries in this fascinating Exhibition feature real artifacts recovered from the ocean floor along with room re-creations and personal stories.
The Titanic Exhibit is located on the Atrium level of Luxor Las Vegas. Too bad we weren't able to get some tickets. I definitely would love to experience and see the exhibit next time.

"The 25,000-square-foot exhibit features numerous items from the Titanic, including a suitcase, a felt bowler hat, the ship's whistles, glassware etched with the logo of the White Star Line and even a massive piece of the ship itself. In addition, the exhibit features a full-scale re-creation of the Grand Staircase as well as a newly expanded outer Promenade Deck, complete with a re-creation of the frigid temperatures felt on that fateful April night.

The personal artifacts on display offer haunting, emotional connections to the forever-altered lives of those on board the Titanic. Visitors even have a chance to walk through authentically recreated first- and third-class rooms, with furnishings by original manufacturers.

The passenger list for the Titanic's maiden voyage read like a social register for the time, including names such as John Jacob Astor IV, who built the Astoria Hotel in New York; women's rights advocate Molly Brown; businessman Benjamin Guggenheim; Isidor Straus, of the L. Straus & Son fame, and his wife; and many others. There also were a number of immigrants on board, pursuing the dream of a better life in America.

Of the 2,228 passengers on board; more than 1,500 of them died. The exhibit concludes with a memorial wall honoring all those who lost their lives that fateful night."