The new 3-D version of Titanic isn’t the only way folks are celebrating the 100th anniversary of the R.M.S. Titanic sinking. On March 10, the History Press started tweeting about events aboard the ship as they unfolded in real-time 100 years ago (@TitanicRealTime). Once the ship sets sail on April 10, expect “action-filled tweets leading up the Titanic’s infamous encounter with an iceberg,” says Jeremy Cabalona at Mashable.
Here, some other ways people will mark the 100th anniversary of Titanic’s sinking:
- Dining like doomed upper-crust passengers
Several restaurants nationwide are offering multi-course dinners based on menus from the Titanic’s first-class dining room. At the Houston eatery Cullen’s, for example, you can enjoy a four-hour, 10-course dinner for a paltry $12,000. It does include a historically accurate taste of Armagnac brandy from the year 1900.
- Retracing the Titanic’s route at sea
British travel agency Miles Morgan Travel is offering two Titanic Memorial Cruises, one eight-day voyage that leaves from New York City on April 10 and a 12-night cruise that leaves Southampton, England — the Titanic’s departure point — on April 8. The Southampton cruise ship will trace the Titanic’s route (hopefully with a happier ending), and both ships will converge on the place where the Titanic went down, to hold a memorial service at 2:20 a.m. on April 15.
- Holding Titanic séances
In Indianapolis, radio hosts Rachel E. Weinrich and Gregg Cable are doing a special live version of their BangaRang show on April 14, including a special centennial séance to commune with those who died when the Titanic sank. Others will try to channel spirits from salvaged Titanic items that are displayed at traveling exhibits. “There is a lot of energy and some spirits attached to the artifacts,” says Nellie Kampmann at the Paranormal Research Society.
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