Feb. 22--Items that once belonged to the "Unsinkable Molly Brown" are now on exhibit at the Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge.
The museum also is showing a 1912 loving cup that Brown gave Carpathia Capt. Arthur Rostron in thanks for saving her and 711 other Titanic survivors. That cup is on exhibit until March 30. The cup belongs to Rostron descendants and will be auctioned in Boston on April 24. At that time, bidding is expected to top $200,000.
The Titanic exhibit of Brown artifacts includes clothing, furniture and household items.
Margaret "Molly" Tobin Brown was on the Titanic when it sank. She helped load people into lifeboats and eventually got in lifeboat number six. After the Carpathia rescued those in the lifeboat, Brown worked to help other survivors. She established a committee that raised almost $10,000 for destitute Titanic survivors.
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