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Captain Smith Sails Through Imagination Station

Posted Apr 17th, 2014 by Paul Morin  Category: Arts & Entertainment

 

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April 16, 2014

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Paul Morin
Imagination Station
419.244.2674 ext. 133/ cell: 616.250.0705
pmorin@istscience.org

Captain Smith Sails Through Imagination Station

TOLEDO, Ohio – April 18 & 19, guests to the science center can experience the wonders of the Titanic and the Exhibition with Lowell Lytle as he portrays Captain Smith. Learn about life on board the Ship, the captain’s role on board the Ship and what it is like to take a submarine down to the ocean floor to view the Titanic’s remains.

Lytle has portrayed Captain Smith for over 14 years, and is one of the few people in the world who has traveled the 2.5 miles beneath the sea to see Titanic’s remains. “You cannot view the Titanic for that long and not be emotionally affected,” Lowell said. “Embodying Captain Smith is my way of making sure that these stories are as real to visitors as they are to me.”

The Exhibition has been designed with a focus on the legendary RMS Titanic’s compelling human stories as best told through over 150 authentic artifacts and extensive room re-creations. Perfume from a maker who was traveling to New York to sell his samples, china etched with the logo of the elite White Star Line, even a pair of men’s dress shoes — these and many other authentic objects offer haunting, emotional connections to lives abruptly ended or forever altered. Sponsored by BP. Media sponsors: The Blade and 13abc.

About Lowell Lytle
In 1998 a new Titanic Exhibit in Orlando was created and someone was needed to play the part of Captain E.J. Smith. Lowell Lytle of Pinellas Park, Florida fit the physical description perfectly and having been an actor all his life, Lowell had that rare ability to convey the authority and stature of just such an important figure. In addition Lowell had actually built two sailing ships: a reproduction of the Santa Maria and a lavishly decorated reproduction of a 16th century galleon.

In 2000, Lowell was invited as part of a Titanic expedition to go down the 2½ miles to the ocean floor, where he spent eleven hours in a Russian deep sea submersible viewing the historic Ship and its debris field. His experience gives the audience a feeling of what it is like to be one of the very few people on the entire planet to have actually seen the Titanic.

Imagination Station, Toledo’s Science Center, is a vital non-profit organization that is an integral part of Toledo’s economic, educational and social landscape. With hundreds of hands-on exhibits and demonstrations, Imagination Station delivers a multi-sensory experience that’s as fun as it is educational. Imagination Station provides a critical layer of science enrichment by serving as an educational partner for teachers, schools and parents. It’s with a thoughtful blend of exhibits, experiences, education and excitement that Imagination Station inspires visitors to pursue STEM careers in Northwest Ohio. For more information, please call 419.244.2674 or visit www.imaginationstationtoledo.org.

RMS Titanic, Inc.
RMS Titanic, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Premier Exhibitions, Inc., is the only company permitted by law to recover objects from the wreck site of Titanic. The Company was granted Salvor-in-possession rights to the wreck site of Titanic by a United States federal court in 1994 and has conducted eight research and recovery expeditions to Titanic’s debris field and recovered more than 5,500 artifacts. Premier Exhibitions, Inc. is a major provider of museum-quality touring exhibitions throughout the world. Website: www.RMSTitanic.net

WHAT: Captain Smith Sails Through Imagination Station
Lowell Lytle portrays the legendary captain of the Titanic.

WHEN: April 18 & 19, 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. & 1:30 – 5 p.m.

Titanic PRICE*: Members – $6.50
Adults (13 – 64) – $19.50
Seniors (65+) – $17.50
Kids (3 – 12) – $15.50
Little Kids (2 & under) – FREE
*Admission to Imagination Station is included! Timed tickets required. Available online or at Visitor Service. Due to popular demand, tickets for Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition have been selling out on the weekends. We strongly encourage guests to purchase ticket online in advance of their visit.

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