February 24, 2024

RMS Titanic Coming to Lakewood History Museum

By Phil Raschke

May 10, 2022

110 years ago the majestic passenger ship “Titanic” sank on its maiden voyage from Southhampton, England to New York City after striking an iceberg. Over 1500 people died in the tragedy, including some of the richest in the world, when the ship eventually slid 12,000 feet beneath the icy ocean. Today, the “Titanic” sinking still captures the imagination of the public.

On May 10th, you can learn the true story of this epic disaster from Peter Cook, a member of the Titanic Historical Society and the British Titanic Society. Peter’s presentation is titled “The Titanic, the Iceberg and the Rest of the Story” and will include memorabilia and artifacts raised from the sunken Titanic —plus a previously unknown connection to Lakewood.

The presentation is free to the public, but seating is limited and on a first come basis.

Meet the presenter starts at 6:00 pm. “Titanic” presentation begins at 6:30 pm. Light refreshments will be available.

The newly renovated Lakewood History Museum is located at 6114 Motor Avenue SW next to the iconic 1937 Lakewood Theater and across from the Best Western motel. Parking is free, but limited.

For more information, call 253-682-3480. Covid masks available, but not required.

Don’t miss this exciting and highly informative presentation!

Also, mark June 21 on your calendar for our next program “America’s Buffalo Soldiers, 1866 to 1948, Fact and Fiction”

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