Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Historical Society is commemorating the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the RMS Titanic with a special exhibit. A case of memorabilia about the storied ship, as well as famous survivor Lillian Asplund, will be on display through the summer.
Asplund, originally from Worcester, spent many years of her life as a Shrewsbury resident and was living in the town at the time of her death, at age 99, in 2006.
According to Historical Society curator Linda Davis, many people remember seeing Asplund around town and she was known for her ties to the tragedy.
“As a child, my family went to the same church that Lillian attended and my mother said, ‘Do you see that person?’” Davis, a lifelong resident of Shrewsbury, recalled. “After she explained to me who Lillian was, I spent every Sunday staring at her in amazement!”
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