Titanic First Class Passenger Isidor Straus Watch FOB Locket to be on exclusive display, valued at $250,000, at the Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge, TN.
Great-Great Grandson to present this amazing
Artifact to the Titanic Museum in Pigeon Forge
Public has not seen this Watch Fob* Locket since 1912.
Privately held, one of Titanic’s most important and emotionally charged artifacts ever recovered is the watch fob locket belonging to famed New York merchandizer and co-owner of Macy’s Department Store, Isidor Straus. His story is one of legend, and we’re excited to tell it while in the presence of his most personal possession, says Mary Kellogg Joslyn, COO/Co-owner of the Titanic Museum Attractions in Pigeon Forge, TN and Branson, MO.
“The locket was found tucked in the marketing mogul’s vest pocket when he was pulled, lifeless, from the sea. It has remained in the possession of Straus family descendants ever since, never to be seen by the public until now,” explains Kellogg-Joslyn.
“To me, this beautiful Titanic artifact is important because it was witness to one of maritime history’s greatest disasters and one of its greatest love stories, as well. Isidor and his beloved wife, Ida, were inseparable in life and in death. When she was given the chance to board a lifeboat and save herself, she refused to go without Isidor, saying, “We have lived together for many years. Where you go, I go.”
The Titanic Museum’s curator, Paul Burns, was told of the locket’s existence more than 20 years ago by Joan Adler, executive director of the Straus Historical Society. He has worked tirelessly since then to bring it out of obscurity and into the view of thousands of Titanic Museum followers,” says Kellogg-Joslyn.
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Titanic Museum Attractions
Fourth Annual Titanic Authors’ Virtual Conference
Begins at 10:00am EST.
Saturday, June 18, 2022
For the fourth time, avid readers and collectors of books focusing on the Titanic will be able to interact with authors, LIVE, during a fan-requested, Virtual Conference.
The books, authors and times featured in this FREE event include:
- 10am – EST
- The Last Night on Titanic – by Veronica Hinke
In addition to stirring accounts of individual tragedy and survival, this volume offers recipes, newly invented styles, and classic cocktails to reproduce a glittering world of sophistication at sea. Readers will experience recipes such as Oysters a la Russe, Chicken and Wild Mushroom Vol-au-Vents, and dozens more.
- 11am – EST
- The Stars of April – Ruth Becker Story – by Peggy Wirgau
Based on the true story of Titanic survivor Ruth Becker, this fictionalized account offers a young person’s perspective on the well-known disaster. Readers experience Ruth’s emotional journey of leaving India and her dreams behind, and the unexpected challenges during a long trip across the world with a demanding mother and two younger siblings. Then, everything culminates aboard the Titanic, during the one fateful night Ruth will never forget.
- Noon – EST
- The Art of Afternoon Tea – by Penelope Carlevato
A gourmet guidebook and an irresistible collection of almost 100 recipes, directly from, or inspired by, the fascinating era of the Edwardians. Includes special menus for entertaining friends, with interesting facts and stories of life in Downton Abbey and Titanic times. Whether planning a Birthday Tea, a Christmas Tea, a Christening Tea or even a themed Downton Abbey Tea, the pleasures of celebrating and sharing tea time come alive as Penelope shares her enthusiasm, knowledge, and inspiration for all things tea. Discover the pleasures and rituals of high tea and afternoon tea in the grand English style of Downton Abbey’s ambiance and the traditions of the Titanic’s first class customs.
- 1pm – EST
- History’s Mysteries: Ship of Dreams – by Donna Martin
Amelia Earmouse travels back through time to uncover little known secrets. You may THINK you know your history, but wait until you see what Amelia uncovers in this latest volume of HISTORY’S MYSTERIES! In Book One, Ship of Dreams, ten-year-old Margaret can hardly wait to see the largest ship ever built and visit Southampton! Life is already hard for her family in the spring of 1912, but the coal workers’ strike could turn a bad situation into a deadly one. Margaret hopes to see the great Titanic leave on its maiden voyage, but will the strike prevent it from happening?
- 2pm – EST
- Trapped on Titanic – by Tammy Knox
The thrilling, chilling story begins with Callie Elizabeth, an eighth grade girl with a normal life. At least her life was fairly normal until she finds herself alone and staring into the eyes of a weeping photograph that is over 100 years old. Who is the girl in the picture and why does she look so much like Callie? Why does the phantasmic image of the girl keep appearing to Callie? What does she want from her? As Callie searches for answers about the girl in the photograph, she finds herself engulfed in family secrets, haunting visits, and espionage. What really happened that night of April 14 and the early morning of April 15, 1912 as the majestic Titanic sank to her watery grave? How can Callie solve the mystery and put to rest the ghosts of her family’s past? With the help of a good friend, her grandmother’s love for history and her own keen perception, Callie discovers that things are not always as they seem. Learning from the past, Callie is able to find priceless treasures that have been hidden away since the sinking of the Titanic.
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Visit the Titanic Museum Attraction Facebook page. There you will find out how to WIN a set of ALL 5 books – each hour – from our Titanic Authors’ Conference.
For more information, please contact us at 800-381-7670.
Irish Fairy Cottages Discovered at Titanic Museum Attraction
Tribute to the 187 Irish on Board the Ship.
Extended Until August
Believe it or not, Irish Fairy, fantasy cottages have taken root at the Titanic Museum and will remain visible to visitors during the Attraction’s March tribute to the 187 Irish passengers and crew on Titanic, announces Mary Kellogg-Joslyn, President/COO and co-owner.
“While the wee builders remain invisible to humans, proof of their presence can be clearly seen in the enchanting, whimsical dwellings they’ve planted throughout the ship. No two are alike, each have their own name and unique features. However, the ones with realistic architectural elements still stand with one foot in reality and the other in a fairytale,” explains Kellogg.
Jeanne Waters-Hill, founder of Touche’, preeminent, Missouri Design Studio and designated, mortal designer of the mythological, Titanic cottages says the design process for this project was especially challenging. “I had to put on my sculptor’s hat, then think about it, research it and tap into 45 years of experience until an image slowly emerged. All in all, it took about 50 to 60 hours to build one cottage from development, construction to installation,” says Waters-Hill.
“Jeanne has been Titanic’s interior design imagineer since opening days in Branson, Mo. (2006) and Pigeon Forge, TN. (2010). Her talent for creating emotional environments to showcase our exhibits continues to amaze me. I can’t wait for the world to see the fantasy, Irish fairy cottages she designed in honor of the Irish on board Titanic.”
Irish Cottage Fact Sheet
Every year the Titanic Museum Attraction has introduced special passenger and crew tributes.
• 133 children • 187 Irish • 8 musicians
• 10 dogs • 712 survivors • 8 brave clergymen
Now Titanic Museum pays tribute to the Titanic Jewish Passengers and Crew.
Did you know there was a kosher kitchen & kosher chef on Titanic?
Reserve Your Titanic Museum Attraction Tickets
Reservations Required • Call 800-381-7670
Shop at the Ship with Jamie
Thursdays at 6pm EST on Facebook Live
First Class Maid Jamie becomes your very own personal shopper on this popular Facebook live event at the Titanic Museum Attraction! Every Thursday join us as Jamie showcases a few of our favorite retail items and gives you an inside scoop! Be sure to join us on our Facebook page to get in on the fun!
Calling all Teachers!
School Field Trips Are Out This Year!
Bring Titanic to your schools! Virtual Tours are available. Click the link below to request your Titanic Virtual Tour!
Visit our Titanic museum educational tab and see other activities you and your students can do.
11 Months to build. 56,000 LEGO® Bricks. 26ft x 5ft.
A 10 year old boy from ICELAND had a dream to build the World’s Largest Titanic Model with LEGO® BRICKS. It was a daunting, 11 month undertaking with his Autism. His inspiring story has generated wide media, where he shared his story in his own words.
Now, following international acclaim, the Titanic Museum Attraction has this Titanic masterpiece built with LEGO® BRICKS on display for its USA debut, as an exclusive, featured attraction!
For more information, please contact us at 800-381-7670.