August 2, 2010
MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee Irish Fest will be highlighting the Titanic in 2010, the Belfast built ship that met a disastrous end upon striking an iceberg in the Atlantic Ocean on April 14, 1912. Titanic was owned by the White Star Line and constructed at the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast, Northern Ireland. A replica of the Titanic’s hull, housing an exhibit from its origin city of Belfast will be housed on the south end of the grounds in the Cultural Pavilion.
“The ‘biggest’ exhibit at Irish Fest this year will be our Titanic feature,” said Jane Anderson, executive director of Milwaukee Irish Fest. “The Titanic is perhaps the most talked about ship of all time, so we’re really excited to have an entire exhibit dedicated to it as a part of our Northern Ireland Showcase.”
The exhibit will feature story panels from a display produced by the city of Belfast, and will be housed in a replica of the hull of the ship. In addition, the Belfast Visitors and Convention Bureau will have displays on both the Titanic and the city of Belfast. Titanic memorabilia from Milwaukee area collectors will augment the display.
About Milwaukee Irish Fest
Milwaukee Irish Fest is the world’s largest celebration of Irish music and culture, showcasing more than 100 entertainment acts annually at the four-day, 16-stage event at the Henry W. Maier Festival Park on Milwaukee’s lakefront. Passionately committed to igniting a love of Irish culture in all people, Irish Fest teaches Ireland’s music, dance, drama, sports, culture, children’s activities, and genealogy at the festival and through year-long programming. For more information, visit IrishFest.com.
(The preceding post is a press release from Milwaukee Irish Fest at www.irishfest.com)