Cedar Crest to host historic presentation on ‘Titanic’ May 15

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JANESVILLE, Wis. — Cedar Crest, 1702 S. River Road, Janesville, Wis., will host a living history presentation on the sinking of the Titanic by David Wiedenkeller, M.A., at 2 p.m., Tuesday, May 15.

Wiedenkeller, a living historian, will portray Senior Officer Charles Lightoller. The event is free and open to the public. Reservations are requested, and registration is limited.

Marking the 100th anniversary of the Titanic’s ill-fated maiden voyage, attendees will learn about the mysteries surrounding the sinking as well as new facts about the wreck site. Artifacts and literature related to the Titanic will be displayed.

Wiedenkeller of Global History Buff, Racine, Wis., travels to schools, workplaces, retirement communities and other locations to present history from a first-person perspective. A person who studies live history completes decades of research and utilizes that information to develop an authentic and well-developed individual personality for the character portrayed.

Wiedenkeller has presentations for a variety of characters, including a President George Washington, a Civil War Naval Officer, and General George S. Patton.

Cedar Crest, a dynamic community for senior adults, is the only community in Rock County providing senior adults the full range of independent, assisted, memory care, and health center living. With a variety of living options, recreational and cultural activities, full maintenance inside and out, and a host of support services, residents have freedom to enjoy their time the way they want.

For more information or to register, call Rick Sheridan at Cedar Crest at (608) 373-6304. For more about Cedar Crest, visit http://cedarcrestnet.com/.

Posted May 9, 2012

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