OSWEGO, NY – The signature gala, “A Titanic Affair,” will be held at the American Foundry on April 14.
The venue will allow for ballroom dancing and interactive costumed actors, which include SUNY Oswego students as well as community performers who will immerse the audience in the history of the period.
The performers will be under the direction of Jonel Langenfeld Rial, Professor of Theater at the SUNY Oswego Theater Department.
Music, offered throughout the evening, will feature harpist Marcella Slatter and the seven-piece Do Good Swing Band. In addition, the eight-course first-class meal served on Titanic will be re-created by the Foundry’s well-known chef Emil Nymander.
“PathFinder Bank has served our community since 1859 and appreciates how history connects us even today. We are pleased to have their support of this once-in-a-lifetime event,” said Mercedes Niess, executive director 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. We are encouraging people to purchase their tickets by April 5.”
Other activities will include a silent auction featuring an assortment of elegant prizes as well as tickets for a drawing for a set of deck chairs similar to those on the famous White Star Line ships and a commemoration ceremony, presented by George DeMass, chaplain to the Titanic Historical Society.
“History is such an important part of our future. We are proud to support the H. Lee White Marine Museum,” said Ron Tascarella, PathFinder Bank senior vice president and chief credit officer.
In addition to PathFinder Bank, other sponsors for the evening are: Alliance Bank, the Palladium-Times, Oswego Printing, Port of Oswego Authority and Fulton Savings Bank.
“A Titanic Affair” is part of the Marine Museum’s yearlong recognition of this historic disaster offered by the Marine Museum. 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.
Tickets are on sale for $100 each.
To purchase tickets for the gala by April 5 or to learn more about upcoming events, contact the museum at 315-342-0480 or www.hleewhitemarinemuseum.com or on Facebook.