A newly released book about a local family on the Titanic will be the subject of a special program at 7 p.m. June 28 at the Warren County History Museum, 238 S. Sunnylane, Monmouth.
Julie Hedgepeth Williams, a great-niece of Albert Caldwell, will describe the story of Albert, his wife, Sylvia, and their 10-month-old son Alden in her new book, “A Rare Titanic Family: The Caldwells’ Story of Survival.” This is the first time that the Caldwells’ story will be revealed to a local audience. The program is open to the public. A donation of $2 is suggested to help support museum programs.
Considered a “master story-teller,” Williams, a professor of journalism at Samford University in Birmingham, Ala., will appear in 1912-era dress for her presentation. From their troubled lives as missionaries in Southeast Asia to their amazing tale as one of the fortunate families rescued from the Titanic, Williams will reveal a real-life saga of one family’s misfortune and eventual good luck.
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