Springfield’s Titanic Historical Society Museum is a must see for any history buff


HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM. BARRY: IT’S A SMALL MUSEUM WITH A BIG MISSION. 22NEWS REPORTER MATT CARON VISITED THE TITANIC HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM LOCATED RIGHT HERE IN WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS.. MATT CARON: THE TITANIC HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM IS LOCATED IN THE REAR OF HENRY’S JEWELRY STORE ON MAIN STREET IN THE INDIAN ORCHARD SECTION OF SPRINGFIELD. ESTABLISHED MORE THAN 50 YEARS AGO BY ED KAMUDA, THE MUSEUM IS A MUST SEE FOR ANY HISTORY BUFF. KAMUDA, WHO PASSED AWAY IN 2014 KEPT IN TOUCH WITH ABOUT 50 SURVIVORS OF THE TITANIC WHO SENT HIM THINGS OVER THE YEARS. HIS FAMILY CONTINUES TO RUN THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY WHICH HAS ABOUT 4,000 MEMBERS AND CONTINUES TO PUBLISH A QUARTERLY MAGAZINE. FILLED WITH PERIOD ARTIFACTS AND RELICS OF THE ILL-FATED LUXURY LINER, THE MUSEUM SERVES AS TIME CAULE TO WHEN THE SHIP SANK AFTER IT HIT AN ICEBERG ON APRIL 15TH, 1912. BARBARA KAMUDA, VOLUNTEER, TITANIC HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM: THE POCKET WATCH OWNED BY MILTON LONG WHO WAS BORN AND RAISED RIGHT HERE IN SPRINGFIELD. HE DIED JUMPING OFF THE SHIP. THE POCKET WATCH WAS GIVEN TO HIS CHAUFFEUR BEFORE HE LEFT FOR EUROPE. MATT: UNLIKE THE TRAVELING TITANIC EXHIBIT YOU MAY HAVE VISITED, THE MUSEUM DOESN’T DISPLAY ANY SALVAGED ITEMS FROM THE WRECKAGE. MATT CARON: THEY CONSIDER THE SITE OF THE SINKING A SACRED GRAVE THAT

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