Home Of The World Famous Titanic Historical Society Collection
After a collision with an iceberg on April 14, RMS Titanic sank in the early morning of April 15, 1912 in the North Atlantic Ocean, four days into the ship’s maiden voyage from Southampton to New York City.
You step into friendly, nostalgic 1950s “Happy Days” hometown America at 208 Main Street, Indian Orchard, home of the world-famous Titanic Historical Society Collection where you will relive authentic 1912 at the Titanic Museum, the vision of Edward S. Kamuda. Throughout the intimate landmark museum, visitors will see Titanic legends come to life. A tribute to the ill-fated liner, rare artifacts tell stories of passengers and crew. You will learn more about Titanic history and have lots of fun.
The atmosphere is very informal and enjoyable for the whole family. Personally hosted by the Kamudas, the founding family, who readily answer your questions about Titanic and the displays.
The Titanic Historical Society’s (THS) collection, one of its greatest strengths, is its collected works of rare Titanic survivor artifacts, one of the finest anywhere. Many were donated by the survivors themselves to THS’s founder and president, Edward S. Kamuda in the 1960s through the 80s, the organization’s early years.
The collection covers a broad scope of Titanic’s rich history, from original blueprints of her tank top donated by her builders, Harland & Wolff, to the 21st century where the ship has become a popular icon from movies and TV. From merchandise to movies, you will see souvenirs and sheet music produced right after the sinking to colorful film posters illustrating the drama from the 1950s to the present.
Titanic’s brave officers, crew and all the passenger classes are represented; stories of courage, adventure and even humor about other times and other places and people like our grandparents.
Titanic’s collision with an iceberg is a chronicle of “What Ifs” and you will see a very important artifact in Titanic history––the Wireless Message received by Titanic stating the location of the fatal iceberg that never made it to the bridge!
One of the most famous and the wealthiest were the John Jacob Astors. Mrs. Astor’s lifejacket is one of THS’s treasured mementos.
Our Collection includes:
- The ice message that never made it to the bridge
- Lookout Fred Fleet’s rendition of the fatal iceberg
- Mrs. Astor’s lifejacket
- A rivet punching from Titanic’s hull
- Titanic’s Launching luncheon and dinner menus
- A square of first-class stateroom carpet
- Titanic officers’ and passengers’ personal effects
- 3rd class passenger Einar Karlsson’s Inspection card
- Letters and postcards written onboard including Selena R Cook, Edwina Troutt, Mrs. Frank Goldsmith and George Thorne (Rosenshine)
- Titanic passenger 1st class Milton Long’s pocket watch
- Bread board from Titanic
- Lifeboat seat support from Titanic
- Bronze White Star burgee from a Titanic lifeboat
- Railing section from Titanic retrieved by Rev. Henry Cunningham on the cable ship Mackay-Bennett
- The crow’s nest bell of the Mackay-Bennett
- Wood/cane chair from Titanic recovered by the Minia
- Titanic menu (3rd class) from passenger Tom Theobald
- Titanic lookout Fred Fleet’s discharge book
- Registered letter; envelope stamped TITANIC
- Titanic blueprint presented by Harland & Wolff.
- and more….
Location: 208 Main Street, Indian Orchard, Massachusetts
Museum Hours: Mon-Fri 10 Am – 4 Pm, Sat 10 Am – 3 Pm, Closed Sundays & Holidays
Purchase Tickets When You Arrive.
Admission: Adults – $7.00; Children – $5.00; Under 6 Free.
THS Members Free, Bring Your Current Membership Card.
If it weren’t for Edward Kamuda, much of the information we have today on Titanic wouldn’t exist; it would have been lost through time and neglect which, unfortunately, happens too frequently because many people do not value history. A Titanic survivor’s death and a movie in the family’s theater was the catalyst that began a life’s work of preserving the ship’s history.