Historian and NYC guide Dave Gardner will give his audience the scoop on “The Titanic Epilogue: New York City after the Great Sinking” on August 10 at 4:00 pm as part of the summer series of Tuesday Talks here at the mansion.
Gardner’s specialty is the ill-fated maiden journey of the Greatest Ship in the World and its aftermath. With his personal collection of historical photographs and vintage postcards, he will cover the tense days of high hopes, a play-by-play of the sinking’s impact on New York and its citizens, the arrival of the survivors, the media spectacle, the official investigation, the dispelled century-old myths, forgotten plaques, statues, gravestones and memorials found throughout New York dedicated to the Titanic’s 1,496 lost souls.
Gardner is a licensed NYC tour guide and a member of the Guides Association of New York City. He is also a member of the Titanic Historical Society, the Titanic International Society, the British Titanic Society and the Belfast Titanic Society. The latter city is the location of the original construction of the ship. Gardner is currently writing a book that will include expanded threads of information on his subject.
The admission for the Gardner talk is $20 per person to attend at Ventfort Hall, where seating will be limited. Reservations for attending the talk are required by calling 413-637-3206. The historical mansion is located at 104 Walker Street in Lenox. The summer 2021 series of Tuesday Talks is sponsored by Ventfort Hall board member Lucille Landa and William Landa.