Jim May said he had an unforgettable and moving eight-day history lesson he wants to share with the community.
May, 62, of West Manchester Township, will present "Trip to the Titanic 100 years Later" at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 13, at the York County Heritage Trust Historical Society Museum, 250 E. Market St. in York City.
May's presentation is based on the experiences he and his wife, Linda, had while aboard the Titanic 100th Anniversary Cruise, observing the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the RMS Titanic in the frigid waters of the North Atlantic on April 15, 1912.
"There are three things I would like to accomplish with this presentation," May said. "I want to show you something you never seen before, tell you something about the Titanic you never heard before, and translate to you what it really felt like to be out there."
The anniversary cruise - from April 10 to 18 last year - included history lessons, a re-enactment and a memorial service held 2½ miles above the sunken Titanic.
Among the topics: May said his presentation will include information from speakers who led discussions during hour-long history classes during the cruise.
There were lessons about diving excursions to the sunken Titanic, the iceberg that was struck by the ship and what could have been done to save more lives as the ship sank, said May, also a member of Heritage Trust's board of directors.
"Other than family, this was the most moving experience I ever experienced," May said. "This is about the experience of the trip and the tragedy."
The Titanic presentation is part of the heritage trust's Second Saturday Program, which is free and open to the public.
Various historical topics are presented during the monthly programs, said Melanie Hady, director of the trust's public relations and marketing department.
"The Titanic program is a topic that's going to be of great interest to a lot of people," she said. "Besides the history of the event, it has a romantic side to it."
If you go: Jim May will present "Trip to the Titanic 100 years Later" at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 13, at the York County Heritage Trust Historical Society Museum, 250 E. Market St. in York City.
The presentation is part of the Heritage Trust's Second Saturday Program, which is free and open to the public. No registration is required.
For information, call the trust's education department at 848-1587 ext. 301, or visit the trust's website at www.yorkheritage.org. Click on the "education & programming" tab and then select "adult programs."
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