Mahaffey Theater – Saturday, October 6, 9:45am
-Maiden voyage for the Mahaffey’s first museum-quality exhibit-
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (September 28, 2012) – Join Bill Edwards, CEO of Big3 Entertainment, Joe Santiago, general manager of the Mahaffey Theater and Mayor Bill Foster as they christen the maiden voyage of Mahaffey Theater’s first museum quality exhibition. Opening October 6, 2012 and running through March 3, 2013, the five-month exhibition features artifacts never before seen in Tampa Bay.
The Exhibition is designed to focus on the legendary RMS Titanic’s compelling human stories as best told through authentic artifacts and extensive room recreations. Additionally, Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition allows visitors to conduct personalized explorations of the wreck site utilizing an interactive tool to explore photo mosaics of Titanic in her final resting place. The recent technological advances utilized on Expedition 2010 have allowed scientists to piece together, from thousands of sequential images, a full picture of Titanic as it lays today. The Mahaffey will be one of the first venues to showcase the interactive elements from Expedition 2010.
What: Grand Opening of Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition – 100 Year Anniversary
When: Saturday, October 6, 2012; 9:45am (Please arrive by 9:30am to set-up)
Where: Mahaffey Theater, 400 First Street South St. Petersburg, FL 33701, 2nd Floor atrium
Why: On April 15, 1912, Titanic, the world’s largest Ship, sank after colliding with an iceberg claiming more than 1,500 lives and subsequently altering the world’s confidence in modern technology. 100 years later, The Mahaffey will pay tribute to the tragedy which continues to resonate through Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition, where more than 125 legendary artifacts, conserved from the Ship’s debris field, are showcased offering visitors a poignant look at this iconic Ship and its passengers.