Museum on Titanic Tragedy Opens with Fanfare, Regis Philbin

April 8, 2006 - Posted at 12:17 p.m. CST

BRANSON, Mo. (AP) _ More than two-thousand people and T-V star

Regis Philbin turned out in Branson yesterday to help open a new

interactive museum about the ill-fated Titanic.

Called ``Titanic -- The Legend Continues,'' the attraction

features more than 400 artifacts from the ship that sank on April

14th, 1912, as well as interactive exhibits.

Organizers say the museum is also meant to celebrate the people

on the ship. Each visitor is assigned the name of a Titanic

passenger when they enter and find out at the end of the tour if

their namesake survived.

Many of those who attended the opening ceremony yesterday say

they've been obsessed with the Titanic tragedy for years. Others

just wanted an opportunity to see Philbin, star of ``Live with

Regis and Kelly'' and ``Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?'' who is

friends with the museum's owners.

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