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Offline Genevieve

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Re: "At Home with the Last Czar" exhibit
« Reply #60 on: August 24, 2004, 10:19:17 PM »
First I want to introduce myself, I am a newbie here on the discussion forum.  I have been a long time member
on the main page. This exhibit is so exciting for me.  Plan
to go to Newark this fall.   Fell in love with the Russian
Royal Family when I read Nicholas and Alexander in High
School.   Avidly read every book that is on the main page
,some more than once.    I was wondering does anyone
know if there are any items sold in the gift shops of the museums.    I would love pictures or postcards to add to my collection.   Thank you in advance.
                               Genevieve

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Re: "At Home with the Last Czar" exhibit
« Reply #61 on: August 27, 2004, 12:06:33 AM »
I just love this web site.   Also plan on going to see the Titanic display in Philadelphia.      That also appears to
be a fantasic display.

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Re: "At Home with the Last Czar" exhibit
« Reply #62 on: August 27, 2004, 09:19:37 AM »
I plan on going to the one in Newark also, can't wait for it to open!
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Re: "At Home with the Last Czar" exhibit
« Reply #63 on: August 27, 2004, 10:07:31 AM »
Does anyone know where else this exhibit is going to be?  Is it just New Mexico & New Jersey ?I have searched and cannot find anyplace else mentioned.
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Re: "At Home with the Last Czar" exhibit
« Reply #64 on: August 27, 2004, 10:21:39 AM »
Cincinnati Museum from January 29, 2005 until May 1, 2005.
This info is in the story I put in the email newsletter and the story on the AP mainpage Robert....tsk tsk tsk..
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Re: "At Home with the Last Czar" exhibit
« Reply #65 on: August 27, 2004, 11:16:16 AM »
Now that you mentioned it- I do remember  Cinci. but for some reason, blocked it out of memory.  I think I was hoping for  someplace on the West Coast.
If not, I still can stop in NJ on my way to the UK this winter.
{gee, what a winter: London, Paris, St. Petersburg & Newark, N.J.}
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Re: "At Home with the Last Czar" exhibit
« Reply #66 on: September 06, 2004, 07:34:43 PM »
Hello all,

 Well I am sorry that I have not been posting as often as I should like, however life does keep on getting in the way... ;D
 Anyway I have just returned from a rather "spur of the moment" trip to Santa Fe to see the exhibit just before it was to move on to Newark, and I was delighted with the small and intimate setting and the general quality of the presentation. Aside from a few mis-labeled items- I was very satisfied.
 As for those gentle souls who had remarked that the docents and tour guides were flip, or that the exhibit was not respectful of the dignity of the Imperial family, I must respectfully disagree. I found the guides charming and  witty - my only complaint was that one gentleman tour guide seemed unable to correctly pronounce "Novgorod".   ;)
 To those happy enough to have seen the presentation especially on this last weekend - I am only sorry that I was unable to meet you all in person! Coffee and a chat afterwards would have made for the perfect ending to a short but lovely holiday! I am sorry that I did not witness the wreath that was mentioned earlier, it sounded charming  :-[ .
 But to anyone in NJ this one is a lovely little jewelbox of an exhibit! Run don't walk!  Thumbs Up!

Rskkiya :)
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Re: "At Home with the Last Czar" exhibit
« Reply #67 on: September 30, 2004, 03:01:00 PM »
Curious that several others have expressed a common interest in both the tragedy of the Romanovs and that of the Titanic.  Both stories have a haunting "what might have been" quality about them.   If there had been a pair of binoculars in the crow's nest, perhaps there would have been wnough time for the ship to swerve around the berg.  If Nicholas had done any number of things differently (not taken field command of the Russian Army during WWI, responded differently to Bloody Monday, etc.), he and his family might have saved their lives, if not his throne.  There is a wonderful poem about the inevitability of the Titanic's sinking.  It suggests that while the majestic ship rose in the shipyard in Northern Ireland, the mighty iceberg had broken off from the polar ice cap and had already set out on its slow drift south.  Nothing and no one could have stopped the meeting of the twain.  

The collision is a metaphor for each of our lives and fate, so perhaps that is the key to the dark and romantic "charisma" of the Titanic and the last IF.  

Does anyone know whether there is a recorded reaction by either N or A to the sinking?