New Canaan residents had the opportunity to become acquainted with stories of Titanic, exactly 100 years to the day of its sinking. The Roger Sherman Inn recreated the final dinner served aboard the Titanic on April 14 at 6 p.m. Guests enjoyed the same first-class dinner passengers had that night while also stepping into the shoes of some of the other passengers who were on the ship. Each guest received a "boarding pass," which included the story of a Titanic passenger.
"There is a romance to the story of the Titanic," said Nes Jaffre, owner of the Roger Sherman Inn. "It is incredibly tragic and elicits such strong feelings from people and I think the inn is just the ideal spot to commemorate the 100th anniversary. I think the feel here is very grand and we're all very excited about it. But what we're most excited about is that the American Red Cross has teamed up with us and we want to really raise a lot of money for them."
The inn chose to partner with the American Red Cross because it was the first organization to help in the aftermath of the Titanic disaster.
"We're really excited it's come together like this," Jaffre said. "It (was) a great night of remembrance and history."
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