Titanic: The Wisconsin Connection Opening
The Oshkosh Public Museum was preparing and planning for the enduring story of the ill-fated White Star liner RMS Titanic to dock once again at the Oshkosh Public Museum on August 12, 2020. But as our country manages the COVID-19 pandemic and with continuing uncertainty for the remainder of the year, a decision was made to reschedule the exhibition to 2021. Museum staff believes it is the right thing to exercise caution and move the exhibition to July 2021, for the health and safety of the public and Museum staff being our priority.
Titanic and the tragedy of its passengers and crew are one of the few events in history that has immediate name recognition. There is a seemingly never-ending fascination with Titanic. In the summer of 2021, the Oshkosh Public Museum will unveil this long-awaited, unique exhibition, Titanic: The Wisconsin Connection. Over two years in the making, this exceptional exhibition is based on in-depth research of Wisconsin passengers, conducted by Museum staff and researchers from Experiential Media Group. There were over fifty people on the great ship, in all classes, who were either from Wisconsin or were journeying to the state as immigrants. This exhibition tells the story of twenty of those passengers and is being developed specifically for the Oshkosh Public Museum. It will premier in Oshkosh in July 2021 through October 2021.