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Titanic Tuesdays Speaker and Author Lecture Series
April 10, May 8, June 12, July 10, August 14, September 11, 2012 (Lectures begin at 7pm)
Henry Ford Museum stays open until 9 p.m. for an after-hours opportunity to see Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition and take a deeper dive into Titanic. Get the stories behind the story through a wonderfully diverse range of talks featuring historians, authors and film directors.

The story of the sinking is legendary; now experience the wonder and tragedy of this ill-fated Ship on a journey through Titanic history. Explore the limited-engagement Exhibition and hear presentations from historian Edward Tenner, filmmaker Stephen Low, underwater photographer Tony Gramer, archeologist Ken Vrana, author Bruce Beveridge and Titanic Historical Society member Ron Bartsch of The Henry Ford.

Entry to Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition is timed. Guests will be allowed to enter only at their selected ticket times. The estimated length of time required to tour the Exhibition is 90 minutes. The final entry to Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition is at 9 p.m. during Titanic Tuesdays.
Last Chance to see Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition
Henry Ford Museum stays open until 9pm Monday, September 24 - Sunday, September 30, 2012. Due to the popularity of the Titanic exhibition, advance reservations are highly recommended.

Click here to view the official Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition website

All lectures are free with Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition and/or Museum admission.

Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition Admission
Admission to both the Exhibition
and Henry Ford Museum
Adult (13-61)
Youth (5-12)
Senior (62+)
Children (4 and under)
Members of The Henry Ford
Admission to the Exhibition only
(Museum admission free for members)

Parking is $5 per vehicle.

speaker and author lecture series
Date Offered
April 10
Thinking about the Unsinkable Edward Tenner is a historian of technology and culture and a visiting scholar at Rutgers University, the Smithsonian’s Lemelson Center, and Princeton University. He writes a blog at theatlantic.com. and has a special interest in the unintended consequences of innovation. Tenner’s lecture will consider the Titanic in the context of other man-made disasters, such as the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the destruction of the Space Shuttle Challenger.
May 8
Making the IMAX® Film “TITANICA”
Award-winning filmmaker Stephen Low shares his experience making the IMAX® film “TITANICA.” Shot during the expedition of the Russian research vessel Akademik Mstislav Keldysh to the North Atlantic, the team made 17 dives in two state-of-the-art submarines. A self-proclaimed “ocean freak,” Low is known as a hands-on director. As a diver and adventurer, he understands the demands of the IMAX® format like few other directors. Bringing the Titanic to the big screen has been Low’s dream since its discovery in 1985.
June 12
The Philadelphia Experience: Time Takes Its Toll Tony Gramer is an adventurer, history buff, shipwreck sleuth and noted underwater photographer. He narrates this extraordinary film, which follows the search for and discovery of an 18th-century Great Lakes schooner. Gramer is also on the board of the Dossin Great Lakes Museum in Detroit, Michigan.
July 10
Michigan Connections to R.M.S. Titanic
Ken Vrana compares the Great Lakes to the bottom of the Atlantic and the discovery and exploration of the Titanic wreck. Vrana worked as consulting underwater archaeologist for both the 2004 and 2010 Titanic expeditions. Here, he takes us on a firsthand exploration of the famed ship. Vrana is co-director and co-principal investigator of the Titanic Mapping Project for Premier Exhibitions, Inc. He was also the project coordinator for the first civilian expedition to the wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald in 1989.
August 14
The Ship Magnificent Bruce Beveridge is an honorary lifetime member of the British Titanic Society, the Titanic Historical Society and the Irish Titanic Historical Society. He is also a founding member and trustee of the Titanic Research and Modeling Association, and was the technical adviser on the plans, prints and models released by Hahn Titanic Plans. His books include, Titanic – The Ship Magnificent Volumes I and II and Olympic & Titanic.
September 11
R.M.S. Titanic: A Century in Cinema
Ron Bartsch is the senior projection manager for The Henry Ford IMAX® Theatre. Bartsch is an avid Titanic historian, memorabilia collector and Titanic Historical Society member since 1984. He combines a passion for film and the legendary liner to show how the Titanic disaster was portrayed on the big screen over the last 100 years. Long before James Cameron’s 1997 blockbuster movie, the Titanic’s story has been retold in no less than 12 feature films from 1912 to 2010. From foreign to American films, silent films to talkies, black-and-white to color films — even musicals — the subject of the Titanic has always been a popular one for filmmakers and moviegoers alike.
Lectures subject to change.

related events
Titanic Remembered – A 100th Anniversary Tribute Event
April 14, 2012, 7pm
Henry Ford Museum
On April 14, 1912, Titanic, the world’s largest ship, collided with an iceberg and sank in the early morning hours of April 15, claiming more than 1,500 lives. One hundred years later, the story of the fate of this ship, its crew and its passengers still touches and fascinates people all over the world. The Henry Ford invites you to spend a special evening commemorating this event, 100 years to the day, in the inspiring setting of Henry Ford Museum.
This event is SOLD OUT.
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Opens March 31, 2012
The Henry Ford IMAX Theatre

TITANICA will take audiences on a captivating journey through a nonfiction docudrama, combining spectacular life-size images of the shattered remains of RMS Titanic from the ocean floor with recollections of Titanic survivor Eva Hart and archival photographs of the ship from her construction, launch and sea trials.
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James Cameron's Titanic: An IMAX 3D Experience
Opens April 4, 2012

The Henry Ford IMAX Theatre
In conjunction with The Henry Ford’s hosting of TITANIC: The Artifact Exhibition, and in honor of the 100th Anniversary of the Titanic, Paramount Pictures is releasing James Cameron's 1997 Oscar® winning film “TITANIC” on April 4, 2012.
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what to bring, what to wear
The exhibits of the Henry Ford Museum are spread across several acres; all indoors. Comfortable clothing and comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Wheelchairs and electric scooters are available to rent for a fee at the IMAX and Clock tower entrances. Electric scooter supplies are limited, please arrive early if you plan to rent one. You are welcome to bring your own wheelchairs, electric scooters and children's strollers-- however, upright electric scooters (Segways) are not allowed on premises.

Photography, recording of any kind, food and drink is strictly prohibited in the exhibit area.

The Henry Ford is located in Dearborn, Michigan on the corner of Village Road and Oakwood Boulevard, just west of the Southfield Freeway (M-39) and south of Michigan Avenue (US-12).
The Henry Ford
20900 Oakwood Blvd.
Dearborn, MI 48124-5029
From the East or West via I-94:
Take I-94 to the Oakwood Boulevard exit; go north on Oakwood. The Henry Ford is 2.5 miles from the exit on the corner of Village Road and Oakwood Boulevard.
From the South via I-75:
Exit to northbound Southfield Freeway (M-39); drive 4.1 miles to Oakwood Boulevard (Exit 4). Left on Oakwood and drive 1.8 miles.
From the North via Southfield Road (or I-96):
Take Southfield Freeway (M-39) south 4.5 miles past I-96 and exit at Michigan avenue (Exit 6). Continue on the Southfield service drive (veer left) for .5 mile. At the first stoplight, turn right onto Village Road (through the iron gates) and drive .75 mile.
Metro Detroit often has major construction projects. Please check the following sites for the latest on construction areas and road closures.
Michigan Department of Transportation
AAA Traffic & Construction Report