Titanic Treasure

The Pigeon Forge Titanic Museum unveiled the iconic ” Titanic violin” May 22nd to the media and public.  The violin, which had been lost since the sinking April 15, 1912 was found in 2006 by its current British owners. It took Alan Alridge & Sons, a research company who studies rare memorabilia, 7 years of research to study the piece to ensure its authenticity. The history of the “Titanic violin” starts with Wallace Hartley, a young man who was playing the violin while the RMS Titanic sank in the North Atlantic on the night of April 15. During the sinking, Wallace, along with 7 band members, played  “Nearer, My God to Thee” while passengers loaded the emergency boats. Wallace passed that evening along with 1517 passengers and his body was discovered 10 days later. The violin was not listed as rescued documentation but it was reported by newspapers that Wallace had the violin attached to him when he was in the Atlantic. After his passing, it was returned to Wallaces  fiancee, Marie Robinson then to the Salvation Army by her sister. The violin will be on display at the Pigeon Forge Titanic Museum now through July 27 and then moved to Branson, Missouri August 1-15. After Branson, the violin will be moved to England and auctioned off.

Titanic Pigeon Forge allows visitors to go back in time and experience what it would of been like to be on the historic RMS Titanic.Walk through the hallways, the parlors and the famous grand staircase and picture yourself as a passenger sailing to America.

Titanic Pigeon Forge is located at 2134 Parkway, Pigeon Forge.

For more information call 800-381-7670 or visit  http://titanicpigeonforge.com/

 

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