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Irish Fairy Cottages Discovered in Great Smoky Mountains at Titanic Museum Attraction

Cottages on display at the Titanic Museum Attraction during March 2022 as a tribute to the 187 Irish on board the ship.

Believe it not, Irish Fairy, fantasy cottages have taken root at the Titanic Museum and will remain visible to visitor during the Attraction’s  March tribute to the 187 Irish passengers and crew on Titanic, announces Mary Kellogg-Joslyn, President/COO and co-owner.

“While the wee builders remain invisible to humans, proof of their presence can be clearly seen in the enchanting, whimsical dwellings they’ve planted throughout the ship.  No two are alike, each have their own name and unique features.  However, the ones with realistic architectural elements still stand with one foot in reality and the other in a fairytale,” explains Kellogg.

Jeanne Waters-Hill, founder of Touche’, preeminent, Missouri Design Studio and designated, mortal designer of the mythological, Titanic cottages says the design process for this project was especially challenging.  “I had to put on my sculptor’s hat, then think about it, research it and tap into 45 years of experience until an image slowly emerged.  All in all, it took about 50 to 60 hours to build one cottage from development, construction to installation,” says Waters-Hill.

“Jeanne has been Titanic’s interior design imagineer since opening days in Branson, Mo. (2006) and Pigeon Forge, TN. (2010). Her talent for creating emotional environments to showcase our exhibits continues to amaze me.

 I can’t wait for the world to see the fantasy, Irish fairy cottages she designed in honor of the Irish on board Titanic.”

 To be part of the Irish honor, reservations required.

The Titanic Museum Attraction ships in Branson, MO & Pigeon Forge, TN open daily at 9 a.m.  Advance reservations are required: 800-381-7570.  Masks are required.

Contact:  Mary Kellogg

Phone:    800-381-7670

Email:     [email protected]