Titanic scores another “First” with national ice-carving contest

Premier ice carving will be spotlighted Saturday, January 12, 2007, at the Titanic Museum Attraction’s outdoor entertainment center by the ship’s bow, according to museum attraction co-owner Mary Kellogg Joslyn.

This free, community event – sanctioned by the National Ice Carving Association headquartered in Oak Brook, Illinois – expects to draw many of the country’s most creative ice sculptors, who will compete for award recognition and $4,000 prize money.

“I’m hoping one of the artists will be inspired to carve Titanic in ice.” That would be wonderful,” says Kellogg-Joslyn. “This will be Titanic’s “January Surprise,” she adds. “We hope to stage special events like this regularly throughout the year to give our visitors something new and exciting to see when they come for the tour.”

The World’s Largest TITANIC Museum Attraction is Branson’s new landmark tourist destination. The 17,000 square foot, ship-shaped structure – built half scale to Titanic’s original size – towers more than 100 feet above its anchored position on Highway 76. A 90-minute, self-guided tour covers 20 galleries on two decks where more than 400 priceless artifacts that once belonged to Titanic’s passengers or crew are on display. None of the artifacts were retrieved from the ocean’s floor. A creative mix of music from the period is accompanied by dramatic lighting, ambient sound, photographs, video and hands-on devices that give visitors the sensation of being an original passenger on Titanic’s 1912 maiden voyage.

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