Titanic and “Molly” Brown
Great-granddaughter of famous passenger helps mark
Centennial and opening of Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition at HMNS
WHAT: Titanic and “Molly” Brown are nearly synonymous. Even 100 years later, the compelling story of the sinking of Titanic as well as one of its most famous passengers known as the “Unsinkable Molly Brown,” continues to captivate people of all ages. Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition, a special Exhibition opening at HMNS, offers a poignant look at this iconic Ship and its passengers through 250 artifacts recovered from the wreck site of Titanic that has never been seen in Houston-opening to the public March 16 through Sept. 3.
Alexandra Klingelhofer, VP of Collections from RMS Titanic, Inc., the sole salvor-in-possession to the wreck site of Titanic, will be present to discuss the history of Titanic and the collection of artifacts that will be on display at HMNS during the run of Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition which coincides with the Centennial Anniversary of the sinking.
Plus, don’t miss the opportunity to meet the great granddaughter of Margaret “Molly” Brown, Helen Benziger. Hear about the life of this remarkable woman who survived the sinking of the “unsinkable” Ship. Benziger also unravels the myths surrounding the legend and gives the real story of Brown who was never called “Molly” as tales implied.
WHO: Helen Benziger, Great-Granddaughter of Margaret Brown and Alex Klingelhofer, Vice President of Collections for RMS Titanic, Inc. and Premier Exhibitions
WHEN: Thursday, March 15, 10 a.m. – noon
WHERE: The Houston Museum of Natural Science, 5555 Hermann Park Drive, 77030
HOW: Contact Melodie Wade at (713) 639-4743 or Sami Mesarwi at (713) 639-4722 or come to Museum Services for assistance.
WHY: “The incredible story of Titanic is timeless and knows no generational boundaries. Young and old alike are always enthralled with both the beauty and tragedy of the ill fated ocean liner that is the story of Titanic. We are delighted to collaborate once again with HMNS and bring Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition to Houston, one of the select cities to host this Exhibition during the Centennial Commemoration,” said Katherine Seymour, vice president of communications for RMS Titanic, Inc.
Parking: *For your convenience, please park at the museum’s loading dock located off of Hermann Drive (between San Jacinto and Caroline) during Spring Break. Security is available to assist you.
The Houston Museum of Natural Science—one of the nation’s most-heavily attended museums—is a centerpiece of the Houston Museum District. With four floors of permanent exhibit halls, including the Wortham IMAX® 3D Theatre, Cockrell Butterfly Center, Burke Baker Planetarium and George Observatory and as host to world-class and ever-changing touring exhibitions, the Houston Museum has something to delight every age group. With such diverse and extraordinary offerings, a trip to the Houston Museum of Natural Science, located at 5555 Hermann Park Drive in the heart of the Museum District, is always an adventure.