TDC Okays Money for Titanic Exhibition

By: Dana Arquilla
By: Dana Arquilla

Ninety four years ago more than 1,000 people died when the Titanic crashed into an iceberg. The ship now lies thousands of feet below the surface of the ocean.

Authorities are trying to preserve the Titanic's tragic story by creating an exhibition with authentic artifacts at the Visual Arts Center.

Ellen Killough, Executive Director of the Visual Arts Center, said, "People can expect to see a wide variety of artifacts brought up from the bottom of the Atlantic that have been touring the world and nation for 12 years now. It is a beautiful cultural history exhibit I feel people in our area and the four million people who visit every year will be interested in seeing."

The Tourist Development Council okayed a $25,000 funding request based on money available in January. The exhibit is expected to be open Memorial Day through Labor Day of 2007.

Other items discussed at the meeting were a big congratulation to everyone who worked this year's Indian Summer Festival.

Robert Warren, President, said, "All reports into our office that the Indian Summer Festival was indeed a tremendous success. We had a great turnout, a great weather weekend."

Exact numbers aren't in just yet, but authorities say the Saturday night festivities brought in about 15,000 people.

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