Titanic to Hit Brogan Museum

By: Gary Parker Email
By: Gary Parker Email

Tallahassee native Bud Carlson shares a special bond with the famous "unsinkable ship".

"I have two relatives who were imminently involved with the construction of the Titanic," he says.

One of those is William Pirrie. Chairman of the Board of Harland and Wolff, the company that built the Titanic.

The other is Thomas Andrews, the ship's chief designer who died on the maiden voyage.

It's community stories like these that inspired the Brogan Museum's upcoming Titantic Exhibit.

"We're going to take the best of those stories and try to incorporate them into an exhibit experience," Chucha Barber of the Brogan Museum says.

The exhibit is set to open Labor Day weekend, featuring a First Class Cabinet simulation and authentic Titantic artifacts.

One of the many things that will be seen at the Brogan Museum Titanic exhibit is the actual front page of the Atlanta Georgian newspaper just six days after the Titanic sank.

It was collected by Craig Shaw, who has always been fascinated by the Titanic.

"I'm really not sure why it stays in our imagination so much because there have been thousands of ship sinkings, but for some reason the Titanic stands out as special among all of them," Shaw says.

"It's nice to know that where there still may be horse thieves in your lineage, there's also some great folks back there too, so yes, I think proud might be a good word to use," Carlson says.

The Mary Brogan Museum asks anybody with a personal connection to the Titanic or a story about it to contact them. It may be featured in the upcoming exhibit.

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  • by titanic fan on Aug 11, 2011 at 05:22 AM
    I love the titanic i have read many books on this ofcourse im to young to have known anyone from it or have any artifacts but i will definatly be coming to see it!! i cant wait!
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