Something EPIC is taking place at Titanic Pigeon Forge.
The violin of Titanic bandmaster, Wallace Hartley has been found as is on display at Titanic Pigeon Forge where it will then travel to Titanic Branson, MO and then back to England where it will be auctioned off by Henry Aldridge and Son on Saturday, Oct. 19. I hope whoever purchases it places it back on the tour! I would love for it to remain a part of the museum tour. We are hoping to make it to Tennessee for the summer but aren’t sure we get to go yet. So I might not get to see it during its tour so it would be wonderful if it was a regular part so we could see it on our next trip.
Just look at how beautiful this violin is! Can you imagine how remarkable it would be to see it in person? Throughout the years, the historic violin has had its share of controversy and some have disputed its authenticity. However, with the assistance of some leading experts in their respective fields, an extensive provenance package now exists and according to officials with the Titanic Museum Attractions and leading Titanic experts, the violin DID BELONG to Wallace Hartley. That’s FABULOUS!
According to Titanic Museum Attractions’ owner, John Joslyn, this storied artifact was unveiled to the American public on Wednesday, May 22 during a media conference at 10 a.m. at Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge. It will remain there until Saturday, July 27 before it travels to the Titanic Museum Attraction’s sister-location in Branson. It will be on display in Branson, Thursday, Aug. 1 through Thursday, Aug. 15 prior to it traveling back to England where it will be auctioned off by Henry Aldridge and Son on Saturday, Oct. 19.
Due to this historical exhibit, for the first time the museum will host a special VIP preview at 8:30 a.m. everyday starting Thursday, May 23, limited to 25 people. Regular admission tickets will begin daily at 9 a.m. Reservations are required for all tickets and may be purchased online at www.titanicattraction.com or by phone at (800) 381-7670.
Additional information about the Wallace Hartley Violin exhibit at the Titanic Museum Attractions can be found online at www.titanicattraction.com.
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