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The exhibition will focus on the life and times of one of the survivors of the RMS Titanic, Helen Churchill Candee, mother of Edith Mathews, whose husband was one of the owners of the Mansion at the turn of the century. Photos, books, articles, letters, costumes and artifacts, many of which have never have been publicly exhibited, will interpret the history, customs and fashions of American life in the early part of the 20th century, allowing visitors to capture a glimpse of the Edwardian era. Admission: $10 adults, $8 seniors, $6 children 8-18. Student tours: $3 per student. Reservations required. Helen Churchill Candee took the RMS Titanic, on its fateful inaugural voyage to New York City. The largest passenger steamship in the world hit an iceberg on April 14, 1912, and sank, resulting in the death of 1,517 people. Ms. Candee fractured her ankle as she boarded Lifeboat 6, the same lifeboat as 'Unsinkable' Molly Brown. She was one of the last women off, one of the 706 who were rescued.