The Second Annual Titanic Tea Presentation at the Hoyt Library

 

While it has been almost 101 years since the Titanic sank, a number of myths and legends have emerged about the infamous ship. The RMS Titanic was a British passenger liner that sank in the North Atlantic Ocean on April 15, 1912 after colliding with an iceberg during her maiden voyage from Southampton, UK, to New York City.

The sinking of the Titanic caused the deaths of over 1,502 people, many of which were families coming to from another country to settle in the Wyoming Valley. This sinking is considered as being one of the deadliest peacetime maritime disasters of modern history.

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Join the Hoyt Library on Monday, April 15th, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., to commemorate this fateful event with a Titanic Tea Presentation.

Special guest will be Mr. David DeCosmo, a past WYOU broadcaster, and a volunteer host and producer with Electric City Television, a public Access Station, who will present a personal and historical history of the many lives, and survivors, in the Wyoming Valley affected by the sinking of the Titanic.

Afternoon festivities will include additional surprises, and a creative hat contest. Participation certificates will be given to three of the most time period hats. Hats, however, are not required for attendance. Delicious refreshments will be served, and an opportunity to win a beautiful piece of jewelry, donated especially for the Hoyt Library’s Titanic Tea, by Studio M Design of Division Street, Kingston, a special sponsor of this event.

In addition, we are asking those in attendance to bring their own fancy tea cup to the program for the tea tasting, and to share, if any, their tea cup’s history.

Registration is required and a non-refundable fee of $10.00 per person is due at the time of registration. No registrations will be taken without the fee. Space is limited to 40 participants. Final date to register is Thursday, April 11th by 7:00 p.m.

The Hoyt Library is located at 284 Wyoming Avenue, Kingston: telephone number is 570-287-2013. Library hours are: Monday and Thursday, 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Tuesday and Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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