Mahaffey hosts Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition

ST. PETERSBURG - A century after Titanic sank after colliding with an iceberg, many of its artifacts and items from the ship continue to live on.

The Mahaffey is hosting Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition, where more than 125 legendary artifacts offer visitors a poignant look at this iconic ship and its passengers.   

More than 1,500 lives were lost and the tragedy subsequently altered the world's confidence in modern technology.

The five-month exhibition - ending March 3, 2012 - is designed to focus on the legendary RMS Titanic's compelling human stories as best told through authentic artifacts and extensive room recreations.  Perfume from a maker who was traveling to New York to sell his samples, china etched with the logo of the elite White Star Line, even a set of perfectly preserved au gratin dishes -- these and many other objects offer haunting, emotional connections to lives abruptly ended or forever altered.

Advance tickets for the exhibition are on sale now and priced at $19.12 (to commemorate the year of the Titanic's ill-fated voyage) with discounts for children, students, seniors, military members, and groups. For more information visit TheMahaffey.com or call 727-892-5767.

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