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Titanic exhibit welcomes first visitors

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Let's take a trip back in time.

The year: 1912, aboard the grandest ship of its time, Titanic.

"There's over 150 artifacts that came up from the ocean floor," Lori Hauser, CEO of Imagination Station said.

Plates and cups that look untouched, bottles of champagne and pieces of the grand ship found more than 2 miles below the oceans surface.

"There are post cards, china, perfume and personal items that actually tell a story of the people who were really on the Titanic," Hauser said.

Thursday, Imagination Station welcomed the first visitors.

"It's been a legend since 1912 and I thought that it was really cool," Rowan Madrzykowski, 9, said.

Mayor D. Michael Collins even made a proclamation, recognizing the science center.

He says the exhibit not only shows the ships rich history, but also makes a statement about the Glass City.

"To pull all the resources and talent together, this is what defines Toledo and makes Toledo what it is," the mayor said.

It actually took years to get Titanic to Toledo.  Now that it's here, people are excited.

"My favorite part was seeing all the things they displayed because it showed what they used and what it looked like," 10 year old Alexa Gajdostak.

There are also hands-on activities, like touching the iceberg and feeling the cold.

Visitors also get a boarding pass with the name of an actual passenger.

At the end you can look up whether that person survived.

"It's pretty amazing the Titanic is still under water just waiting to be discovered by people," Kelsey King, 9, said.

 

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