DENVER (CBS4) – The Denver home of a local Titanic survivor is one of just a few heritage sites in the country that remembers the historic tragedy.
The Molly Brown House Museum is inviting visitors to the home of an important Denverite and Titanic survivor, particularly during the month of April.
Margaret Brown survived the famed sinking of the Titanic in 1912, and is regarded as a heroine for her actions helping other less fortunate survivors once they reached a rescue ship. Titanic struck an iceberg on April 14, and sank the 15th.
Titanic Tours will begin at the Molly Brown House April 15 and be available April 16 and 17 as well. There are two tours a day, at 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m., with tickets at $10 ($8 for members). Advanced reservation is recommended considering the popularity of the tours.
Molly Brown and her husband struck it rich in 1893 while living in Leadville when he discovered vast quantities of gold and copper at the Little Johnny mine. The Brown family then moved to Denver in 1894, where Margaret founded the Dumb Friends League, designed the juvenile court system, and even ran for US Senate.