The Mariners’ Museum will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic with a evening of two “Last Dinners” on Saturday, April 14.
The event will feature First-Class and Third-Class dinners with different price structures.
First-class guests will dress in silks and satins or black tie and tails and assume the role of the wealthiest of Edwardian society. As they step back in time and “board” the Titanic for her maiden voyage, they’ll be greeted by Capt. Edward J. Smith. They’ll dine on a five-course meal in the ship’s first-class dining room and mingle with the likes of John Jacob Astor and Benjamin Guggenheim while chamber musicians play in the background.
On the other side of the museum, the third-class event will take place. After passing through boarding inspection, folks dressed in more simple turn-of-the-20th-century garb will enjoy a more modest fare and the rousing Celtic music of Poisoned Dwarf. Unlike on the real Titanic, first-class passengers will have the opportunity to go “below decks” to share in the third-class experience.
At the conclusion of the evening, participants from both events will come together for a commemoration of the tragedy and remembrance of those who lost their lives that night.
The Titanic departed England on April 10, 1912, carrying more than 2,200 people and was struck by an iceberg four days later.
Costs are $250 per person for the first-class event and $125 per person for the third-class event.
Call 757-591-7745 for reservations. More details, including costume resources, are available online at www.marinersmuseum.org/titanicdinner.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times