Unsinkable Luck

The story goes like this: When reporters in New York asked Molly Brown to what she attributed surviving the Titanic disaster, she replied, "Typical Brown luck. We're unsinkable." And while Molly Brown will always be remembered best for her unsinkability, her life story goes far beyond that ill-fated voyage. This summer, Molly Brown: Biography of a Changing Nation, a new exhibit and documentary film at the historic Brown home and museum, aims to put her life story into context.

"Her life was one of the periods of biggest change in America," notes Molly Brown House assistant director Annie Robb Levinski.

Starting today, the museum is offering an Unsinkable Activities Tent outside the house as part of the new exhibit. Kids can play a Titanic Shuffleboard trivia game and race to pack what they would take with them if they had to escape a sinking ship. Families can try on Victorian-era clothing and listen to audio — in Brown's own words — of what her experience on the ship was like.

Admission to the Molly Brown House Museum, 1340 Pennsylvania Street, is $6.50, or $5 for seniors over 65 and $3 for kids six to twelve. Tours start every half-hour from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sundays. Free parking is available at the corner of 13th and Pearl. For information, visit www.mollybrown.org or call 303-832-4092.
July 2-Sept. 1

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Jessica Centers