Upcoming Presentations

Her Name is Titanic

Friday, March 23, 2018

7:00 pm

​Beverly Hills Baptist Church, 777 Tunnel Rd., Asheville, NC

Sharing his lifelong love for the story and legacy of Titanic, Bill Willard presents details about the construction of this vast ship and a dramatic timeline of her tragic sinking. In the midst of physical and scientific details, the presentation is enhanced by the poignant and moving stories of the people on board -- all classes of passengers and crew.

As an educator for the past 30+ years, Bill often incorporates teaching moments appropriate for audience members of all ages. As an observer of the 1996 expedition to the ship's wreck site in the Atlantic, and as an active participant in the 1998 expedition, he will also share insider information about the recovery of artifacts from the site.

A collection of Titanic memorabilia will be on display before and after the presentation, including T-Rex, the underwater camera system Bill developed for the '98 expedition.

Doors open at 6:00 pm.


Admission is free. Please consider making a contribution to the Family to Family Food Pantry which serves families in East Asheville.  Suggested items: non-perishable food items, liquid clothes detergent, fabric softener, toothpaste or paper towels.

Annual Titanic Conference


August 17-19, 2018

Spirit of the Smokies Lodge

Pigeon Forge, TN


Now in its third year, this informal gathering of Titanic enthusiasts makes for an inspiring and educational get-away weekend for anyone who loves Titanic -- whether you're new to the scene or have studied the beloved ship all your life. Throughout the weekend, there will be presentations by descendants of Titanic survivors, research experts and more. 

All sessions take place at the Spirit of the Smokies Lodge. Conference fees include all sessions. Reasonable rate accommodations. Restaurants are within walking or short driving distance.

Final details and registration will be available beginning in April.

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