⚓ This Week - Titanic 110th Anniversary Events⚓

Here it is, the week that we commemorate the 110th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, and celebrate five years of partnership with the National Park Service.  We have just a few things left to say, besides please come to the Park April 14 - 17!

More Ranger Talks!

We have 3 additional Ranger talks scheduled on April 16 and 17.  Join Park Ranger Jan Brueger as she tells us about The Women of the Titanic Memorial. Talks will be held:

Saturday, April 16 - 4:00pm
Sunday, April 17 - 12:00 pm and 2:00pm

Meet at the Titanic Memorial.  No RSVP required. 

See our full list of Talks & Tours and please come to one or more!  

Just 5 Tickets Left!

There are just 5 tickets available for the Gala & Tribute on April 16!  Join 100 friends and neighbors who have already bought their tickets, and share your love of the Park with NPS Rangers and community leaders who will be attending.  We'll reveal the latest plans for improving the park while we sip wine and share Titanic-inspired hors d'oervres like Grilled Herb Chicken Lyonnaise and Chilled Asparagus Salad.

Note: Arena Stage maintains its own COVID protocols to ensure that guests and patrons can enjoy their facilities safely.  These precautions may be more stringent than DC COVID requirements, and are subject to change.  

Volunteer Shifts Available

We still have volunteer shifts available from April 14 - 17.  Most shifts already have one person signed up, so you won't have to fend for yourself.  Sign up using Signup Genius to help us:

Staff the Information Table - We have two-hour shifts from April 14 - 17 to staff the Friends information table.  This is a great way to meet neighbors and share your love of the Park. 

Set up/Tear down Park Displays - We need a crew to move the commemorative displays to the park, and then move them to a nearby location off of the Park site, each day. 

Please sign up using Signup Genius for one or more shift. 

Remember the Pearl

In addition to being the date that the Titanic sank in 1912, April 15th is the date in 1848 that 77 men, women, and children, enslaved by prominent families in the District of Columbia, boarded "The Pearl" on the Southwest Waterfront and began their quest for freedom.  The Second Annual Remember the Pearl Walk will be held:

Friday, April 15 at 6:00pm
Gather at the corner of 4th and I Streets SW,  near Westminster Church

Our Titanic events will conclude on April 15 by 5:00pm so that everyone can join the Remember the Pearl Walk.

Have you wondered...?

Have you wondered why no general alarm was raised when the Titanic hit the iceberg? One of our Stories of Bravery, Tragedy, and Survival tells about Captain Edward John Smith and the decisions he had to make.  

Just a reminder:  We'll be sending weekly emails to keep you up-to-date on the 110th Anniversary.  We'll go back to monthly emails later in April.

Corinne Irwin, Chair
Friends of Titanic Memorial Park

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