La Crosse, WI (WXOW)-- Today marks 100 years since the unsinkable Titanic ship struck an ice berg and sank to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean.
Among those remembering the disaster, a group of collectors in La Crosse. They put their Titanic memorabilia on display at the Caledonia Street Antique Mall this weekend.
Hundreds came by to check everything out. Among the items there: a plate and cup that were aboard the ship. There were also copies of the Titanic's promotional signs and boarding passes.
One of the collectors says he enjoys speaking with other Titanic era enthusiasts.
"I taught history for a while and I think that this brings people inside with stories to tell that you might not otherwise find out. We found out a lot of different things. And also young people, too, that are interested. Small children, 7 or 8 years old, when I became interested, it's a good way to expose them to it," said Greg DeJulio, one of the collectors.
While the big display was just this weekend, a part of the Titanic exhibit will stay up at the antique shop for a few weeks.
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