March is always an exciting month at the Titanic Museum in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. While Saint Patrick’s Day may have come and gone, the ship-shaped structure is still celebrating the holiday! All March long is Irish Month at the Titanic.
This ever-popular event brings out families from across the country to celebrate their Irish heritage. Even if your ancestors never stepped foot in Ireland, this month-long celebration is exciting for the whole family.
Attendees will enjoy classic music, dancing and singing fresh out of Ireland. Since Ireland is the birthplace of the Titanic ship, the Pigeon Forge museum holds a special place in their hearts for the Gaelic culture. Tall tales, folk lore and humor will be abound for this festive celebration.
All year long is the new Behind the Scenes Titanic Movie Exhibit! Re-releasing in April will be the new 3-D version of the Titanic, inviting a whole new generation into the film we know and love. In honor of the release of the movie, the Titanic Exhibit will take you behind the scenes of James Cameron’s hit film and allow you to catch a glimpse of the story behind the camera.
The film will follow the story of Jack and Rose from on the set moments to scenes from the director’s chair. The behind the scenes exhibit will also feature props and costumes from the set, in addition to scripts and other valuable collectibles from the film. If you’re a fan of Titanic, you won’t want to pass up this exhibit!
If you’ve ever wanted to honor the passengers and crew that lost their lives the evening the Titanic sunk, make sure you visit before April 1st. The exhibit is giving every visitor a rose petal that they will then place in a memorial case.
On April 10, 2012 the memorial case will be taken out to sea by the United States Coast Guard International Ice Patrol. The crew will place the rose petals out at sea on the exact site where the fated ship sunk more than 100 years ago.
Almost any time you visit you will find guest authors eager to do signings and discuss Titanic history with guests. Authors such as Lynn Sanford, who wrote “Starboard at Midnight,” and Yvonne Lehman, who wrote “Hearts that Survive” will be on hand several days in April and May to sign your copy of their book. This is a great opportunity for anyone who is interested in learning more about the Titanic.
For more information about these events, please visit the Pigeon Forge Titanic Museum website at: www.titanicpigeonforge.com