OSWEGO, NY – The signature gala will be held at the American Foundry Saturday.
The venue will allow for ballroom dancing and interactive costumed actors that include SUNY Oswego students as well as community performers dressed in period costumes.
Harpist Marcella Slatter and the seven-piece Do Good Swing Band will entertain those attending the gala. In addition, the eight-course, first-class meal served on Titanic will be served by the Foundry’s well-known chef, Emil Nymander.
“We are thrilled to have Fulton Savings Bank on board for this event,” stated Donna Kuhn, president of the Board of Trustees of the H. Lee White Marine Museum. “The story of the Titanic continues to bring people together and connect them in a way that few events in our history have,” said Kuhn. “We are expecting guests from all over Central New York.
Other activities will include a silent auction featuring an assortment of elegant prizes such as a custom craftsman made wooden trunk, valued at $600. A remembrance ceremony for all the passengers will be presented by George DeMass, chaplain for the Titanic Historical Society.
In addition to Fulton Savings Bank, other sponsors for the evening are: Alliance Bank, the Palladium-Times, Oswego Printing, Port of Oswego Authority and PathFinder Bank.
“A Titanic Affair” is part of the Marine Museum’s yearlong recognition of this historic disaster. An expanded exhibit “Titanic: Commemorating the 100th Anniversary” will open in July and a fall screening of the 1958 movie “A Night to Remember” will take place.
To learn more about upcoming events, contact the museum by phone at 315/342-0480, or online at www.hleewhitemarinemuseum.com or on Facebook.