April 14th 1912 at 11:40 pm. the RMS Titanic hit an iceberg in the North Atlantic and in the early morning of April 15th, sank. Next week we celebrate the hundredth anniversary of this devastating shipwreck. The planned events are extensive, the TV programs, games, and of course the movie are everywhere you look. Titanic is back.
Here at the Providence Athenaeum we will take a moment to remember our member, Engelhart C. Ostby and his daughter Helen, passengers on the Titanic. The Encyclopedia Titanica has brief biographies.Helen survived but her father went down with the ship. He was a renowned jeweler, congregant at Grace Episcopal Church, and well respected member of the community.
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