Featured in films and literature, and an inspiring cultural icon, Margaret “Unsinkable Molly” Brown is a legend, and the Titanic Museum attraction in Pigeon Forge will honor her life and accomplishments on January 17, 2014 with a dedicated exhibit. The gallery features everything “Molly,” including furniture, clothing, personal effects and more. Molly Brown is steeped in legend; from her survival of the RMS Titanic disaster in 1912, to her husband’s self-made fortune, to her activism, she became a figurehead of the age.
Co-owner of the Titanic Museum, John Joslyn, spoke about the new gallery, saying, “For all that has been said, shown and written about this bigger-than-life personality, nothing can compare to what our guests will experience when they see her real story come to life through personal belongings, private papers and cherished possessions,” he says. “It’s the only place in the world where you can see them.”
The name “The Unsinkable Molly” comes from not just her survival of RMS Titanic disaster, but from her assistance with the evacuation of the ship and her insistence to turn the lifeboat around to save more people. Actresses portrayed her in various productions and films since her death in 1932, including in the 1997 blockbuster film Titanic, wherein her character was played by Kathy Bates. Discover more details of her life, and see how she lived, at the new exhibit at the Titanic Museum in Pigeon Forge: “The Unsinkable Molly Brown.”
*On the same day, the Titanic Museum will unveil a treasured artifact: the only surviving Bible recovered from the RMS Titanic. It belonged to Baptist Reverend Robert Bateman, a victim of the sinking of the Titanic, and will be placed on display during The Unsinkable Molly Brown exhibit.