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Tens of thousands have viewed Titanic exhibit

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - The Louisville Science Center's exhibit
of Titanic artifacts has been more successful than center officials
had expected.

Joanna Haas, executive director of the center, says since the
exhibit opened in October, nearly 70,000 people have visited the
downtown science center to see it.

Haas tells The Courier-Journal the exhibit pushed attendance for
the fiscal year that began July 1 to about 50 percent more than it
was this time a year ago.

The exhibit features 150 artifacts recovered from the wreckage,
including china, a pair of shoes and a marriage certificate. The
exhibit closes Sunday.

On Saturday, Louisville residents who are grandchildren of
Titanic passenger Margaret Devaney will share her story.

The Titanic sank on April 14, 1912, killing 2,223. The survivors
numbered 706.

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