Wednesday, August 14, 2024

Titanic: The Forest Grove Connection

Presented by Lisa Casten

History Pub

Grand Lodge - Grand Lodge Theater

6pm doors, 7pm program

$5

All ages welcome

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About Titanic: The Forest Grove Connection

Titanic: The Forest Grove Connection

In 1912, The RMS Titanic struck an iceberg in the middle of the Atlantic, ripping a large hole in the side of the ship while on the final leg of her maiden voyage from Southampton, England to New York City. The "unsinkable" luxury liner slid to her watery grave, taking over 1,500 people with her.

James Cameron's 1997 Oscar-winning movie Titanic was centered on the love story of two young people on board. And while many people are familiar with that fictional tale of love and loss, few have heard the real Titanic love story that began in Forest Grove and ended tragically in the icy waters of the Atlantic. Historian Lisa Casten shares the survivor's eye-witness account, presented with historical photographs.

Lisa Casten has been a member of Friends of Historic Forest Grove (FHFG) since 2006 and served as editor of FHFG's quarterly newsletter, The Friend-ly Gazette, for over 11 years. Lisa also co-authored Arcadia Publishing's "Images of America" book, Forest Grove, with fellow FHFG member and local historian Mary Jo Morelli.

About History Pub

History Pub

Enjoy 15% off your hotel stay on History Pub nights! Show your ticket at check-in.

These events are open to everyone interested in Pacific Northwest history, and beyond! Often co-sponsored by local or state historical and civic organizations, we bring you experts, scholars, first-person experiencers, historians and documentaries expounding on topics from indigenous history to the birth of Portland, early explorers to hop growing, and on and on! It's like being back in the classroom - except this time you get to settle into comfortable seats and enjoy a drink or two with dinner while you listen and learn.

This event is eligible for a History Pub Stamp