YC to host Titanic Event

On April 14, 100 years to the day after Titanic hit the fateful iceberg, York College will host an historical event commemorating the ship’s sinking. The event will include student presentations, live music, interactive displays, and a lecture.

The evening will conclude with a showing of the 1958 film A Night to Remember.

Seating for this event is already at capacity. Video footage of the presentations and lecture will be available on the York College website after the event.

When Titanic launched its maiden voyage 1912, it was the largest moving man-made object in the world, says York College Associate Professor of History Tim McNeese, one of the event organizers. Designed to provide the ultimate in luxury at sea, no detail was spared in building one of the most opulent passenger liners to date.

“So well conceived and constructed was Titanic, she was considered unsinkable,” says McNeese. “Yet fate, in the form of an iceberg, intervened, and the tragedy of Titanic remains one of the most famous ship sinkings in history.” Of the more than 2,200 people on board Titanic, more than 1,500 died when Titanic went down in the early morning hours of April 15, 1912.

The event on the 14th will mark, in real time, the step-by-step events that occurred from the moment Titanic collided with the iceberg until the ship’s complete submersion in the icy deep.

The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Miller Room of the Mackey Center. Attendees are asked to dress formally and in period attire, if possible.

The film will begin at 8:15 p.m. All are welcome to attend the film, regardless of whether or not they attended the presentation.

For more information, please contact McNeese.

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