2012 is the 100th anniversary of the Titanic’s sinking. You’re probably even more aware after this weekend’s tragic events with the Costa Concordia. I think it’s very important to remember history and learn from it and I wish the Concordia had seen better wisdom inserted into its own voyage. I hope the missing will soon be found and those who lost their lives in this voyage will be remembered.
Missouri is working to help remember the victims on the Titanic with several ceremonies this spring.
A Titanic Centennial Weekend
“A Night to Remember” Missouri History Museum
Friday, April 13, 2012 at 6 PM
The Missouri History Museum in Forest Park, St. Louis will be screening the film “A Night to Remember” at 7:30 PM for $10. Prior to the screening guests can enjoy an Edwardian Champagne Reception with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at Bixby’s Restaurant inside the museum. To enjoy both the reception and movie the fee is $50. Tickets are available through Metrotix.
“Last Dinner On The Titanic” Fabulous Fox Theatre
Saturday, April 14, 2012 at 6 PM
The Fabulous Fox Theatre in St. Louis will be hosting the meal served exactly 100 years earlier as the last first class dinner on the Titanic. Cocktails and hors d’oueuvres will be served in the lobby while authentic music is played. Guests will be served an authentic dinner on stage and between courses will hear about experiences and people who stood on board the ship. Guests are encouraged to wear clothing authentic to the era. Tickets cost $500 a person and are considered tax-deductible donations to the Fox Performing Arts Charitable Foundation.
First Class Titanic Brunch, Piper Palm House
Sunday, April 15, 2012 at 10 AM, 12 PM, and 2 PM
The Piper Palm House in Tower Grove Park, St. Louis closely resembles the Verandah Café on the Titanic. This is where first class guests would regularly dine so it should come as no surprise that guests will enjoy a champagne brunch recreated from a First Class menu. The brunch menu includes smoked salmon, sausage, lamb chops, sirloin steak, and omelets prepared to order. On the sweeter side guests can enjoy baked apples, fresh fruit, scones, and desserts. The meal includes tax, gratuities, and one glass of champagne along with coffee and/or English tea. The meal costs $45 and guests can choose 1 of 3 seatings when booking on Metrotix.
The official hotel of the weekend is the newly renovated The Cheshire. You might recall seeing it in the George Clooney movie Up in the Air. The hotel has been renovated to resemble a British inn. During the weekend guests can enjoy an English Continental Breakfast and High English tea on Saturday, 2 nights in the hotel, and transport to each day’s events. The package can be booked on Metrotix for $399/room.
Titanic Branson Museum
St. Louis isn’t the only city to be honoring the Titanic here in Missouri. The Branson Titanic Museum recently announced the upcoming new Molly Tobin Brown Gallery. Named after the woman nicknamed the “Unsinkable Molly Brown,” the gallery will include personal possessions, rare never-before-seen Molly Brown photographs, and priceless costumes Debbie Reynolds wore in the 1964 MGM hit movie musical, The Unsinkable Molly Brown. Molly Brown’s own great granddaughter, Helen Benziger, was behind the donations and will visit the museum for the gallery’s dedication on Thursday, March 22, 2012.