Thomson Beattie had it all – family wealth, a successful business and the opportunity to travel at a time when few could afford a holiday. So fortunate was Thomson that he was able to sail home from a European vacation on that “great new unsinkable boat.”
By dawn on April 15, 1912, Thomson had died of exposure after a night in a lifeboat, one of 1500 victims to drown after the Titanic struck an iceberg. From this moment, his life story has been part of the Titanic’s voyage into history.
Please join us this April and explore Thomson Beattie’s Scottish roots, his life in Winnipeg and the events leading up to the Titanic sinking. Admission is free.
Light refreshments are provided. Pre-registration is required:
Thursday, April 12 at 6:30pm (Fergus Branch) Saturday, April 14 at 2:00pm (Wellington County Museum and Archives)
The Fergus Branch is located on 190 St Andrew St West in Fergus. The Wellington County Museum and Archives is located on Wellington Road #18 between Fergus and Elora.
Wellington County Museum & Archives
0536 Wellington County Road 18
Fergus, ON N1M 2W3
T 519.846.0916 X5221
TOLL FREE: 1.800.663.0750 X5221
Wellington County Library, Fergus Branch
190 St Andrew St West
Fergus, ON N1M 1N5