Last Dinner on the Titanic, Spring 2012
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
noon - 1:30 p.m.
Williman Room, Benson Memorial Center
Please join the Library and Bon Appétit for the Spring 2012 Literary Cuisine.
Come hear Elizabeth McKeigue, Assistant University Librarian for Public Services, discuss the real life stories of some of those who survived and perished in the sinking of the RMS Titanic.
In particular, Elizabeth will tell the story of first-class passenger Harry Elkins Widener, a 27-year-old Harvard graduate and book collector. Widener Library at Harvard University was built shortly after the sinking and houses Widener's rare book collection. As a librarian at Widener Library before coming to Santa Clara, Elizabeth was responsible for providing historical tours and training tour guides. She will share her knowledge of this famous Titanic passenger and his family. Elizabeth will also share some of the experiences of those in the second and third class aboard the ship and compare their stories to passengers like Widener.
Bon Appétit will be serving a special theme lunch inspired by Last Dinner on the Titanic: Menus and Recipes from the Great Liner for the occasion.
Please plan to join us on April 18, 2012 for this fascinating lunchtime event and an opportunity to win a DVD of the movie Titanic, 2 tickets to the next Literary Cuisine program in Fall 2012, or a copy of Last Dinner on the Titanic: Menus and Recipes from the Great Liner by Rick Archbold & Dana McCauley.