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Gilmore Speaker Series

Titanic “West Michigan Connections” by Jay Follis, Titanic Historian

Sunday March 2 - 3 p.m. in the Heritage Theater

Free with Museum Admission – or $5/Lecture

The story of the Titanic is well-known – the maiden voyage of the famed “unsinkable” ship ended in disaster in April 1912 when it struck an iceberg and sank. Of the over 2,200 passengers onboard, including many of the world’s wealthiest, only 705 people survived, but did you know that Michigan has several connections to the disaster?

Titanic historian Jay Follis will be the opening presenter for the Gilmore Car Museum’s Spring Speaker Series, beginning on Sunday, March 2nd. Follis plans to give an engaging and informative program highlighting some of the more than 60 passengers aboard the doomed liner, including a dozen from West Michigan. Many rare and authentic Titanic / White Star Line artifacts will also be displayed during the presentation.

The nine week Gilmore Speaker Series is open to the public and covers a variety of subjects. Each of the Sunday afternoon presentations begin at 3 pm and are only $5 each per person, or free with regular museum admission. The lectures are appropriate for all ages and guests are encouraged attend those that interest them most. No registration is required and walk-ins are welcome.

Sponsor: Gilmore Car Museum
Direct Contact: Gilmore Car Museum Staff
Phone: (269) 671 - 5089