Illinois Museum’s ‘Tribute to Titanic’ Exhibit will Make You Cry
Over 100 years ago, one of the greatest ships sunk resulting in 1500 deaths and one of the biggest movies of all time. Now you can experience the real story of the Titanic at the Volo Museum.
We all think we know the whole story of what happening in April of 1912 when the Titanic hit the iceberg, but do we really know?
We know that there was an epic movie in the 90s starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet, and Celine Dion sang the most perfect song to go along with the story, but do you know what actually happened?
You can now find out at the Volo Museum in Volo, Illinois.
The exhibit is called, 'Titanic: A Tribute to the Tragedy,' and it will probably make you cry.
When you walk in, you're transported to 1912, engulfed in the fashion of the times and you'll see some incredibly rare cars, too.
After that, you can watch an eleven minute movie, and that's where the tears will start. You'll learn the real stories of the lives that were lost that day in 1912, from the children, to the woman who didn't want to leave her dog and was found frozen with that dog in the ocean after the boat sunk.
You'll also hear about the guy who drank so much whiskey when he heard the boat was sinking that he actually survived the freezing water.
Then you'll walk through the part of the exhibit that explains the many reasons how the crash could've been prevented. That'll hit you hard, too.
I don't want to spoil everything for you, do you'll have to head to Volo yourself to see it all... or you can watch Good Day Stateline on Tuesday June 13, and we'll show it to you then. You can catch GDS at 5:30 and 11 on FOX39 in Rockford and at GoodDayStateline.com.