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Saturday Speaker Series: Alice Berg Johnson - St. Charles' Tie to the Titanic

  • St. Charles History Museum 215 East Main Street St. Charles, IL, 60174 United States (map)
Alice Berg Johnson

Alice Berg Johnson

When the RMS Titanic set sail for its maiden voyage in 1912, Alice Berg Johnson and her two children, Harold and Elanor, were returning home to their hometown of St. Charles after visiting Alice’s ill father in Finland. Alice purchased three Third Class tickets to set sail on the Titanic for what would be its first and final journey across the Atlantic Ocean. The Johnsons were among the approximately 710 people who made it off the ship alive after the vessel struck an iceberg and sank with over 1,500 passengers still on board.

Join us for this Saturday Speaker Series presentation with Amanda Helfers, Curator of our summer exhibit “Tip of the Iceberg: St. Charles’ Tie to the Titanic”, as she shares her months of research about the Johnson family and their harrowing journey back home to St. Charles amid the most infamous disaster in maritime history.

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Earlier Event: July 12
Music at the Museum: Dave Ramont
Later Event: July 25
History Happy Hour Boat Cruise