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Monday, April 9, 2012


UPDATE TITANIC WEEK--On April 10, 1912, Titanic, the largest ship of her day, departed England on her maiden voyage to New York City. Tragically, five days later on April 15 at 2:20 AM, Titanic sank, coming to rest 2.5 miles below the surface of the North Atlantic Ocean.

The Exhibition has been created with a focus on Titanic’s compelling human stories told through authentic artifacts and exacting re-creations of the Ship’s interior. Delicate bottles of perfume, china bearing the logo of the White Star Line, and many other objects collected from the wreck site offer poignant connections to the lives abruptly ended or forever changed by one of the world’s greatest maritime tragedies.

Touching on every important aspect of Titanic’s story—from construction, launching, and life on board to the tragic sinking and dramatic rescue of more than 700 people—The Exhibition concludes with the amazing discovery of the ship 73 years after the sinking and the innovative recovery and conservation efforts made during the last 25 years.

The Titanic Exhibition remains on view through September 9, 2012.

FIRST CLASS DINNER--The Prado at Balboa Park is partnering with the San Diego Natural History Museum to salute the Titanic with a 10-course Titanic Centennial First Class Wine Dinner Package on Saturday, April 14, 2012 at 6pm.

Replicating the final dinner aboard the Titanic’s first class passengers on April 14, 1912, the restaurant promises a less dramatic end to the evening. Guests will be elegantly served in the Prado Grand Ballroom by wait staff donning white “period” tuxedo jackets and will be treated to a piano quintet playing era-specific melodies from 1912. Special guest Barbara Chronowski, a Titanic historian who portrayed a first class passenger/survivor in the motion picture, will be on hand in Edwardian costume to mingle with Guests and perform a monologue. Each course, prepared by Executive Chef Jonathan Hale, has been selected to portray historical accuracy and will be accompanied by five nicely paired wines.

At the conclusion of the meal, surviving guests were guided to "Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition" at the SD Natural History Museum.

DINNER WAS SOLD OUT. It was limited to 100 guests, who paid $212 per person.

IMAGES—1912 Travel Poster; Titanic 2nd Class promenade deck and
3rd class cabin replicated at Exhibition

Other/regular dining options: Before you go check out “Inside the Park Home Runs” in this blog for Jan 14, 2012 for a listing of all Balboa Park restaurant and food vendors.

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