The Titanic Museum Attraction will get the Iconic “Titanic violin” that was actually used by Wallace Hartley on board Titanic for display in Pigeon Forge. (Source: Titanic Museum Attraction)
PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- The Titanic Museum Attraction will get the Iconic “Titanic violin” that was actually used by Wallace Hartley on board Titanic for display in Pigeon Forge.
The violin will go on display at the Titanic Museum Attractions in Pigeon Forge, TN, and Branson, MO, announces Titanic Museum Attractions’ owner, John Joslyn. The artifact will open to the public on Wednesday, May 22 in Pigeon Forge.
The violin will remain in Tennessee before it travels to Branson in July. 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.
“My visit to Pigeon Forge with the Hartley Violin is the culmination of nearly seven years of research,” said Alan Aldridge, Principal of Henry Aldridge and Son. “I hope my visit to the Titanic Museum Attractions will enable their guests to understand the importance of the Wallace Hartley story.”
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.
Joslyn says the Titanic Museum Attractions plan to donate a portion of all ticket sales to Strings Crossings, an intensive summer camp for violin, viola, cello and bass students in grades eight through 12 conducted at Belmont University’s comprehensive School of Music.