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Museum exhibit offers grandchildren of Titanic survivors a glimpse at their shared past

Museum exhibit offers grandchildren of Titanic survivors a glimpse at their shared past
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POSTED: Sunday, April 21, 2013 - 10:00pm

UPDATED: Sunday, April 21, 2013 - 10:04pm

It was supposed to be the unsinkable ship, but 101 years later, the Titanic still rests on the ocean floor. Hundreds of artifacts are on display at the New Mexico Museum of History and Science.

While there are no more living survivors, here in Albuquerque, grandchildren of passengers are telling their story for the first time.

Gail Garcia and John Thayer are from two different families, but are exploring the Titanic exhibit together as a way to better understand each of their family's stories of survival and tragedy from more than a century ago.

"In all her letters and interviews, she talks about hearing the screams of the people, and that's pretty much all she'll say, is the screams and the screams and then no more screams," Garcia said.

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