Minnesota/RMS Titanic Connections

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The Arrowhead Library System is pleased to present Christopher Welter–Minnesota/RMS Titanic Connections, a free program being offered at the following dates and locations:

Monday, April 4, 10:30 a.m.

Hibbing Public Library

Monday, April 4, 1:00 p.m.

Mt. Iron Public Library

Monday, April 4, 3:30 p.m.

Ely Public Library

Tuesday, April 5, 10:30 a.m.

Duluth Public Library-Green Room

Tuesday, April 5, 6:30 p.m.

Two Harbors Public Library

Wednesday, April 6, 3:30 p.m.

Babbitt Public Library

Wednesday, April 6, 6:00 p.m.

Aurora Public Library

Thursday, April 7, 1:00 p.m.

Gilbert Public Library

Thursday, April 7, 6:00 p.m.

Duluth West Branch Library

Friday, April 8, 1:00 p.m.

Silver Bay Public Library

Friday, April 8, 6:00 p.m.

Grand Ma

Monday, April 11, 3:30 p.m.

Calumet Public Library

Monday, April 11, 6:00 p.m.

Grand Rapids Area Library

Tuesday, April 12, 1:00 p.m.

Cloquet Public Library

Tuesday, April 12, 6:00 p.m.

Moose Lake Public Library

Wednesday, April 13, 3:30 p.m.

Hoyt Lakes Public Library

Wednesday, April 13, 6:00 p.m.

Eveleth Public Library

Thursday, April 14, 12:00 p.m. (Noon)

Virginia Public Library

Thursday, April 14, 6:00 p.m.

Cook Public Library

Leading up to the April 15, 1912, anniversary of the sinking of the great ship, Christopher Welter archivist at Minnesota Discovery Center,  will provide a condensed version of his article, “Voices Cast Upon the Sea: Minnesota’s Titanic Passengers,” which was published in the autumn 2007 issue of Minnesota History magazine. Welter will speak about several individuals from northern Minnesota, including from the Iron Range and Duluth. Here follows an excerpt from Welter’s article:

             “Back in April, 1912, men, women, and children had ascended Titanic’s gangways. The contingent included current and would-be residents of Minnesota. Counted among this group were the affluent and the immigrant, the lay and the clergy, the fortunate and the luckless. All would be either observer or victim of the ship’s fate. Familiar in its scope, the narrative is yet extraordinary for it was witnessed, experienced, told, recorded, and remembered by persons who called or intended to make Minnesota home.”

This program, sponsored by Arrowhead Library System, was funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. To learn more about Arrowhead Legacy Events, please see our calendar at www.arrowhead.lib.mn.us/whats-new, find us on Twitter www.twitter.com/ArrowheadLegacy, on Pinterest at https://www.pinterest.com/alexisleitgeb/legacy-events, on Storify at https://storify.com/legacy2, on WordPress at https://arrowheadlegacy.wordpress.com, or like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ArrowheadLegacy.

 

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