Published : Friday, 08 Feb 2013, 12:47 PM EST
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) - One of the most memorable movies in recent years told the story of sailing across the Atlantic aboard the biggest and best ship ever built with some of the world's wealthiest people, which became an unforgettable tragedy. It's the "Titanic", of course, and many of us have seen the movie over and over again. Now, you have the chance to get up close to see the treasures found on that fated ship and to get to know the passengers in a personal way. Joy takes us on a journey that starts at the Grand Rapids Public Museum inside "Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition" . The boarding pass she was given turned out to be for survivor Mrs. Harvey Collyer (Charlotte Anne Tate), age 31. She sailed with her husband Harvey and eight month old daughter Marjorie. Mom and daughter survived, but Dad didn't make it. eightWest photojournalist Amanda Harper had the pass of Edwina "Winnie" Celia who not only made it off the Titanic but lived to cross the Atlantic a dozen more times! Winnie died in 1984 at the age of 100. This exhibit has so much history, so many amazing artifacts that sat on the ocean floor for up to 80-years and it takes you on a somber and enlightening voyage. It's opens to the public tomorrow February 9 through July 7. Tickets for it are on sale right now at Star Tickets from $10 to $17.
While you're at the public museum, you can see the Great Lakes Shipwrecks exhibit, too, where you can learn about tragedies in waters much closer to home. Kids can take the wheel and steer a ship to port in this interactive experience... and see what it's like to be on a big ship in the eye of a storm. That exhibit is open through November.
Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition
Grand Rapids Public Museum
February 9 - July 7
For tickets: call Star Tickets
Ticket prices: $10-$17