Watch this video to see how St. Louis was connected to the sinking of the luxury steamship 100 years ago:
The anniversary of the sinking of the British luxury liner, killing 1,517 passengers and crew, is Sunday.
At noon Friday, representatives of Bellefontaine Cemetery will lay wreaths at the graves of Carlos Hurd, a Post-Dispatch reporter who was the first to interview survivors, and Elizabeth Robert of St. Louis, a Titanic passenger who survived. Hurd died in 1950, Robert in 1956.
A spokesman said the cemetery, 4947 West Florissant Avenue, will post signs leading to the two sites. Hurd and his wife, Katherine, were passengers on the Carpathia, the steamship that rescued Titanic survivors.
At 7:30 p.m. Friday, the Missouri History Museum in Forest Park will show the 1958 movie, “A Night to Remember.” On Tuesday, some tickets remained at $10 each, available through MetroTix at 314-534-1111.
Two events were inspired by the Titanic’s First Class dining rooms. A formal dinner at the Fox Theatre, which is sold out, replicates the menu on the ship’s last evening. A champagne brunch Sunday at the Piper Palm House in Tower Grove Park will be of the liner’s breakfast fare. Some tickets remain for that event through MetroTix.