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Some local students got up close and personal with history today. A Whiteford elementary class took a tour of the Titanic: Artifact Exhibition at The Imagination Station.

This is Ms. Petersen's 3rd grade class from Whiteford Elementary.  Today they are boarding the Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition at the Imagination Station.  First they get to know who they are by looking over their boarding pass.  It has the name., a brief bio and the class of their passenger and when it's over, they will learn their passenger's fate.

In the meantime they focus on the ship, its first, second and third class passengers,  the menu served and the living quarters.  They also learned how cold an iceberg is by placing their hands on this chilling display.  Once they turn the corner, they realize the ship is in trouble.  Two warnings about nearby icebergs were ignored and soon the ship would sink.  Now its time to find the name on their boarding pass.  did they survive?

Ms. Petersen helps them sort through this history lesson that evokes so many questions and emotions.   She knows this field trip will have a lasting impact.She tells 13 ABC,

"those that survived gave themselves high fives...and those that didn't were pretty disappointed that they didn't survive."

"it gave them a sense of historic empathy they didn't have before. they may have read about the titanic in a book, or seen pictures, or saw something on TV...but to experience it here like this I think it was really amazing."

More than 85-hundred people have stopped by the Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition. It's so popular, tickets for weekends are selling out.  It runs through June 15th...and you can get ticket information on 13 abc.com  13abc is a proud media sponsor.

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