The South Carolina State Museum’s next major exhibit focuses on an event that occurred 100 years ago and yet remains in the news today – the sinking of the Titanic.
The 100th anniversary of the tragedy is April 15. The 3-D version of James Cameron’s “Titanic” movie comes out this week. Several anniversary documentaries will be televised in coming weeks. And “Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition” will arrive at the State Museum on May 5.
The exhibit, which will replace “Body Worlds Vital,” includes 125 artifacts recovered from Titanic’s debris field. The artifacts help tell the story of the ocean liner that sank after hitting an iceberg and of the more than 1,500 people who lost their lives in the sinking.
There are several traveling versions of “Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition,” including one opening at Atlantic Station in Atlanta this weekend. The version coming to Columbia will stay at the museum through Sept. 3. Admission will be $11 for adults, $9 for senior citizens and $7 for ages 3-12, in addition to museum general admission.