Join Catalina Island Museum for a special open house event relaunching two of the museum’s current exhibitions – Titanic: Real Artifacts, Real People, Real Stories and Gayle Garner Roski: Journey to the Titanic. Both exhibitions were previously launched virtually in Fall 2020, and are now open for in-person viewing. Titanic open house guests will have the opportunity to meet lenders of the Titanic: Real Artifacts, Real People, Real Stories exhibition to hear their expert insights, as well as members of the Roski family and art historian Jean Stern, as he speaks about Roski’s artwork.


12:00-1:30 pm: Special guest and lender to the Titanic exhibition, Tony Probst and Johnny Sampson, the museum’s Deputy Director and Chief Curator will mingle with guests in the gallery answering questions and sharing stories related to the Titanic and the artifacts.

1:30 pm: Gallery Talk with Jean Stern, art historian and friend of Roski.

Tickets to the Titanic Open House are $17 for non-members and free for museum members. Champagne and light appetizers will be served in the Hinchliffe Family Atrium throughout the open house. The museum’s galleries will be open to enjoy throughout the event. Due to county and state guidelines, capacity is limited, masks will be required and physical distancing is strongly encouraged. For more information about the open house and to purchase tickets, visit Members will still need to reserve their spot online to guarantee admission to the event.

For more information about Catalina Island Museum and details regarding reopening safety measures, visit the website,

What: Open House
Where: Catalina Island Museum, 217 Metropole Avenue, Avalon, CA 90704
When: Saturday, June 19, 2021, 12:00pm –  2:00pm