Free Lecture, by Noted Titanic Historian and Author, Lee Merideth, “Why We Should Remember the Titanic” on March 14th at 6:00pm at the Bell Center Community Room

    March 7, 2012


    Noted Titanic historian, Lee Merideth, is lecturing on Wednesday, March 14th at 6:00pm at the Bell Center Community Room. The Topic: “Why We Should Remember the Titanic.” The event is free to the public.
    The lecture will provide insights into what happened on April 14, 1912 that fateful night when the   great “unsinkable” RMS Titanic went down on its maiden voyage from Southampton, England to New York after hitting an iceberg.  
    Lee W. Merideth has passionately studied history for over 50 years, devoting much of that time to researching the Titanic disaster. In 1999 Lee self-published his first Titanic book, 1912 Facts About Titanic, a chronological history of the ill-fated ship. He had been doing research on the book for five years but didn’t have the time to actually write it until just before the James Cameron movie came out in the late 1990s. Since the original publication, the book has sold over 95,000 copies in nineteen printings. In 2002, Lee published Titanic Names: A Complete List of the Passengers and Crew, a list containing pertinent information on all 2,208 souls on board the ship. The book has sold over 15,000 copies and has recently been completely revised. "Lee Merideth has studied and written about the Titanic for many years now, and his books and public lectures have captured the imagination and interest of thousands of people," notes Cathy Itnyre, Professor of History at CMC.
    The lecture promises to be both informative and interesting and promises to shed new light on the sinking of the RMS Titanic as Lee shares some of his latest research. The author will be available after the lecture to sell and sign his book.
    For information on purchasing tickets to CMC’s April 28th Commemorative Fundraising Dinner at the Bell Center, please contact the Titanic information line at 760-366-3791, extension 1912 or check: www.cmccd.edu/Titanic.