Iowa’s Lost History from the Titanic by Darcy Maulsby
April 7 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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This presentation will take place at the Sioux Center Public Library. Register on their website here.
What do an orphan train rider, a kidnapper, a missionary, a wealthy businessman, a wedding guest, a betrayed wife, a farmer and an immigrant recruiter have in common? All had ties to Iowa, and all were passengers aboard the ill-fated Titanic on the fateful night of April 15, 1912, when the famous ocean liner sank. There were a surprising number of first-, second- and third-class passengers with Iowa connections, although many of their haunting, poignant and sometimes shocking tales have nearly faded away. Join Darcy on a remarkable journey as she brings these unforgettable stories from the “ship of dreams” back to life once more. Through masterful storytelling, she weaves together a fascinating look at the maritime disaster from a totally different perspective than most people are accustomed to or have any knowledge of. During this spellbinding voyage, delve into the human drama intertwined with the Titanic epic, find out who survived and explore the aftershocks that continue to fascinate us more than a century after the Titanic sank.
The same presentation will be offered earlier in the day, 1:30, at the Sheldon Public Library.
If you enjoy fascinating, true stories well told, you have a lot in common with Darcy Dougherty Maulsby of Lake City. As Iowa’s Storyteller, she believes anyone who eats has a connection to the things she’s most passionate about, including food, farming and history. As a journalist, author, business owner and member of the Titanic Historical Society, she knows the power of a great story to connect with others.
Darcy is the author of six non-fiction books, including “Calhoun County,” “Dallas County” and “Madison County” from Arcadia Publishing, along with “A Culinary History of Iowa,” “Iowa Agriculture: A History of Farming, Food and Family,” and “Classic Restaurants of Des Moines and Their Recipes” from The History Press. She is currently working on her book “Iowa’s Lost History on the Titanic.” In addition, her upcoming non-fiction history book, “The Lincoln Highway in Iowa,” will be published in late 2022. Learn more at www.darcymaulsby.com.