It has been around the world, and now you can see it in Shreveport. If you've been waiting to see Titanic: Artifact Exhibition at Sci-Port it's finally here.
It was a long journey for these objects to find a home inside a display case.
"When you see a piece of china, third class mug on the ocean floor, it's recovered, it's conserved. And finally, put in exhibition," said Mark Lack, Exhibition Creative Director.
It takes a two and 1/2 mile, two hour journey to the bottom of the Atlantic to bring these artifacts to the surface. That's after staying intact for one hundred years underwater.
"All of these pieces - a small city really - came out of the ship and they're recovered," said Lach.
Thankfully, they've made it to Shreveport. Lach helped bring the unsinkable ship back to life.
"People are fascinated all around the world with the Titanic," said Lach.
He knows personally what it takes to get these items on display since he was lucky enough be a part of a recovery mission.
"One of the great privileges to me was getting to dive the ship," said Lach.
The coolest part of the exhibit is this iceberg. You can actually touch it and it gives you a good idea of how cold it was when passengers hit the water. As you check out the displays, see the wall-size photos of the ship, even see replicas of , staterooms the more questions about life on the ship you might have.
"We're here to tell them about the artifacts - how they were used," said Heather Bloom, local actor.
Fortunately, local actors in period-costumes will be ready to answer them. Bloom plays a first-class passenger.
"That's what exciting to me, we all kind of play off each other, interact with each other," said Bloom.
If your imagination has ever been captured by the real-life story of Titanic, then don't miss your chance to see what's survived.
"When you come face-to-face with history it's very powerful," said Lach.
Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition opens to the public Saturday morning at ten. The exhibit runs through January 30th, 20-13. Click here for a link to Sci-Port's website to buy tickets to the exhibit.