Titanic Lost Violin on View at US Museum – Hurry!

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Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Photo courtesy of Titanic Attractions Museum

Last Chance to see what is hailed as the most important Titanic artifact discovery ever made.

The legendary violin played by Wallace Hartley, bandmaster of the RMS Titanic, as the "unsinkable" ship went down in 1912 will be on exclusive display August 1-15 at the Titanic Museum Attraction in Branson, Mo. before it is moved to England to be auctioned in October.

According to John Joslyn, the expedition co-leader of the first private exploration dive to the Titanic and owner of The Titanic Museum Attractions, the long-lost violin has been authenticated as the instrument played by Hartley as he led the Titanic's orchestra in "Nearer, My God, to Thee" until their last moments before going under. As the Titanic legend has it, Hartley continued to play because he believed in music's ability to calm people and to maintain order.

The violin belonging to Hartley has been confirmed as authentic through a CT scan performed at The Ridgeway Hospital in Swindon, Wiltshire, England, "beyond a reasonable doubt" more than 100 years after the tragic shipwreck.

As of August first, The Titanic Museum Attraction in Branson is the only place in the U.S. that the historic violin can be seen before being shipped to England for auction by Henry Aldridge and Son, who anticipate the instrument to be sold for millions of dollars. "This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for all Titanicfans to become a witness to history," Joslyn says.

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