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Family Day at Titanic - Saturday, October 29

10/24/2016 5:49:59 p.m. - Hobbs, NM. The Western Heritage Museum and Lea County Cowboy Hall of Fame invites families to its second free Family Day at Titanic, Saturday, October 29th from 10:00am - 3:00pm.

Special guest speaker is Mark Lach, who created and designed the exhibition Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition. Lach has been to the wreck site in one of the more recent recovery expeditions, and helped with recovering several artifacts. Lach will discuss what it is like to be two miles below the surface, and how he designed the exhibit to showcase the emotions of being a passenger aboard the ill-fated ship. He will speak at 11:00am and 1:00pm.

Several staff members will be dressed in period costumes for photo opportunities with families. Plus
visitors will also have free admission to Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition. Guided tours will be available at 11:00am, 2:00pm and 5:00pm.

"This is one of the last chances for people to see Titanic, as we close one week after, on November 6," says Dr. Darrell Beauchamp, director of the Western Heritage Museum. "We wanted to give families another chance to enjoy one of our free Family Days at Titanic. But we encourage everyone to come early... it can get really crowded."

For more information: Darrell Beauchamp: 575-492-2678 or dbeauchamp@nmjc.edu.

About Mark Lach:
Mark Lach is Creative Director of Premier Exhibitions, Inc., which is the sole legal steward, conservator and curator of the wreck site. He has designed some of the world's most famous and popular traveling museum exhibitions including: Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition; Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs, Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs, Saint Peter and the Vatican: The Legacy of the Popes, Cleopatra: The Exhibition, and Real Pirates: The Untold Story of the Whydah from Slave Ship to Pirate Ship. Lach is a graduate of the University of South Florida in mass communications.

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