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Starting November 4th, a massive gathering of huggable Christmas Red Bears can be seen and adopted at the Titanic Museum Attraction in Branson during the Christmas season!

Pigeon Forge, Tennessee (September 8, 2023) – Tomorrow (Saturday, September 9) is National Teddy Bear Day, which gives us the perfect reason to share news about some new arrivals coming to the Titanic Museum Attraction in the Smoky Mountain community of Pigeon Forge, TN. Though “black bears” in these parts have fur in a variety of colors – black, brown, cinnamon and blond – for this year’s holiday season, the museum will welcome some incredibly rare red bears … of the stuffed variety.

These critters, who will appear among the holiday décor throughout the attraction from November 4 through December 31, are a reminder that this is the museum’s “Year of the Titanic Children.” A special exhibit highlights the 135 passengers and crew members who were age 15 or younger when the Titanic set sail, and dozens of artifacts share the very personal stories that demonstrate the lengths families went to in their attempts to protect their next generation. (Of the 135 young passengers, the ultimate outcome was evenly split: 67 survived, 68 perished.) The exhibit is the largest display of Titanic children’s artifacts ever assembled.


Titanic Museum Attractions Give Back Through Two-Year Partnership with Samaritan’s Feet International

In 2023, Titanic Museum Attractions will honor the children aboard the Titanic through “The Year of the Titanic Children” campaign, in which one element are children’s shoes on display. And with this special campaign, the Titanic Museums also wanted to find a way to give back to children in the communities which have supported them throughout the years.

Titanic Museum Attractions has partnered with Samaritan’s Feet to provide new shoes to children throughout Tennessee and Missouri, the home states of the two Titanic Museum Attractions. This partnership will help provide thousands of pairs of shoes, all helping fulfill the goal of Samaritan’s Feet of serving its 10 millionth person this year.

Mary Kellogg-Joslyn, President/COO and Co-Owner of the Titanic Museum Attractions, said “as we dedicate our Titanic Museum Attractions to the 135 innocent children aboard the RMS Titanic, Samaritan’s Feet International allows us to dedicate our museums to the children of today.”

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There were 135 children on board Titanic, with ages ranging from 9 weeks to 15 years, each with a story. The Titanic Museum Attractions mission is to shine a light on their young lives, to speak their names, and to honor their legacy. We hope you’ll join us as we honor and serve children throughout Tennessee and Missouri, together.


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“There were 135 children on board Titanic, with ages ranging from 9 weeks to 15 years, each with a story to tell. This is our mission for 2023, to shine a light on their young lives, to speak their names, and to honor their legacy. The iconic image of the children’s shoes serves to capture the spirit of this major event and prepare our guests for a powerful new look into Titanic’s final days though the eyes of children,” Kellogg-Joslyn says. 

Life begins with baby steps, innocents at sea,
each pair of shoes were on a path lined with
Hope, Courage & Resilience.


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