MERRIMAC – The Merrimac Public Library invites the public to attend a slideshow presentation titled “The Titanic Phenomenon: 110 Years Later,” a fascinating look into the ill-fated ocean liner’s maiden voyage on the anniversary of its sinking. The event, sponsored by The Friends of the Merrimac Library, is Saturday, April 9th, at 1:00 PM,
The presenter is 2002 Pentucket Regional Schools graduate Kate Gilbert. Kate studied the Titanic in college and earned a degree in History then earned a Master’s Certificate in Museum Studies. Her senior thesis was titled “From Maritime Disaster to Hollywood Blockbuster: Commercialism and the Titanic Sinking.” She was the first intern at Titanic Branson attraction in Branson, Missouri and interned at the Custom House Maritime Museum. She curated her first exhibit on the Titanic in 2012, for the 100th year anniversary of the sinking, featuring all original pieces from her Titanic collection, and as an historical consultant, Kate voyaged on the 100th anniversary cruise of the Titanic.
Along with her expertise and knowledge, Gilbert will bring the original pieces from her collection to the presentation. Questions will be answered at the end of the presentation.
Register through the Library’s website https://www.eventbrite.com/e/titanic-phenomenon-110-years-later-registration-297177675427 or call the library at 978-346-9441 to secure a spot.
The Friends of the Merrimac Public Library, is a non profit community organization that encourages public use and enjoyment of library services and facilities.The members of the friends focus public attention on library needs and assist in the raising of funds, donations, endowments, and bequests for the Merrimac Public Library.