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THURSDAY, JUN. 4: SOLVING a TITANIC MYSTERY

“Solving the Great Titanic Headstone Mystery” In Halifax, 150 victims of the sinking of the Titanic lie buried beneath identical black granite headstones. 15 years ago, when one of these headstones was damaged, the Halifax Regional Municipality sought to replace it. Because there is no historical record about the source quarry, its location has to be found scientifically. In this presentation, retired Dalhousie geology professor Dr. Barrie Clarke will describe the Sherlock Holmesian techniques of sleuthing through cemeteries, repositioning of relatives, fumbling through forests, and labouring in laboratories to collect enough forensic evidence to locate the quarry. Read more 7:30 P.M. at the NSMNH