Marine Museum Offers Titanic Presentation on Nov. 4Posted on Oct 26, 2012
OSWEGO – The H. Lee White Marine Museum on West First Street Pier in Oswego welcomes back George DeMass, chaplain to the Titanic Historical Society, for a lecture, “Titanic: Her Story Lives On.” It is scheduled for Sunday, November 4 from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. at the Museum. An admission of $5/adult, $3/youth, or $3/museum member will be charged for the program.
Chaplain DeMass says the discussion will focus on why Titanic has captivated the public for a century and what will sustain that interest for the next century. “People are always fascinated by things that should never happen,” stated DeMass. “We feel we don’t learn enough from the past.”
The speaker recently had the opportunity to interview a great grandson of Isadore and Ida Straus, legendary victims of the tragedy. He plans to share this experience with those who attend the program, as well as briefly reviewing the national and local commemorative events of 2012, including those he participated in.
This discussion will cap off the Museum’s year-long activities surrounding the anniversary. A temporary exhibit called “Titanic: Commemorating the 100th Anniversary,” which includes pieces of DeMass’ personal collection will be closing after the presentation.