Time tames many activities and desires, but the South Carolina State Museum’s new blockbuster exhibit Titanic: The Artifact Exhibitionis proving that time has done nothing to diminish the public’s fascination with the historic maritime disaster.
Thousands of visitors thrilled to the elegant Ship’s story in its initial four weeks, double the number of the previous year’s blockbuster. Including those who attended the museum but not Titanic, attendance still was up 20 percent over the same period in 2011.
“We’re excited to see the great reaction of the public to this fantastic Exhibition,” said Director of Education Tom Falvey. “But what’s really satisfying is to hear the enthusiasm people have for the subject.”
Many people have commented that they are amateur “historians” when it comes to the Titanic story, as they have collected books, watched films and otherwise have become engrossed in the facts of the building, outfitting and eventual sinking of the historic vessel.
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