The Kiwanis Club of Issaquah will be honoring the 100th anniversary of the
sinking of the Titanic on Saturday, June 16th, by having a renowned expert
on the history of the Titanic, Mr. Don Lynch, come to Issaquah and give a
presentation at the First Stage Theatre on Front Street. Don Lynch was born
and raised in the Northwest where he began researching the Titanic while
still in high school. In the three and a half decades since, he has traveled
to museums and archives throughout the United States, Canada, England, and
Ireland. He also has met and interviewed twenty passengers from the Titanic,
as well as numerous relatives of survivors and victims. For many years he
has been the official Historian for the Titanic Historical Society.
In 1992 Don wrote the text for the book Titanic - An Illustrated History which went on to spend twelve weeks on the New York Times’ best seller list. Director James Cameron has credited the book as one of the inspirations for his block-buster movie, “Titanic,” and hired Don as the film’s historian. In the Summer of 2001, Cameron hired Don as consultant to his “Ghosts of the Abyss” project, where they dove to the Titanic in a Russian submersible to film the wreck for the 3-D, large format documentary "Ghosts of the Abyss." Don’s subsequent book, also entitled Ghosts of the Abyss, is a companion to the film.
Ticket prices will be based on 1st Class, 2nd Class, and Steerage, with 1st Class ticket holders having a private Meet ‘N’ Greet with Don Lynch before the presentation and awarded one glass of wine or beer with hors’ d’ oeuvres. For more info, please contact the Kiwanis Club of Issaquah at 425-392-3598 or 425-392-4016.”