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Titanic Museum located in Sidney, Ohio-closed

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8 Responses to titanic-museum-in-sidney-ohio

  1. Hi Neil,

    I know this is a long shot but do you happen to have to exact location (road etc) of where this musseum used to be or anything else related to the mussum and John Witman, I’m trying to gather as much information as possible for documeting some hand drawn titanic blueprints from the mussuem. Would be great if you could email me.


  2. Neil says:

    Sorry, I don’t remember. You might want to try the Sydney, OHio Chamber of Commerce, or the Sidney-shelby county tourist bureau. Someone there may remember where it was and be able to help you.


  3. Janice Eisert says:

    I was a dear friend of John when museum was on Russel Rd in Sidney. I also wrote news articles for Wapak News in Wapakonetta, Ohio in 1987 about his art school and museum and his trip to Europe to see their safe from the Titanic on TV with Yul bryner as host. can’t find jJohn either. anyone knowing his whereabouts please respond. Last I knew he had cancer.You can also write me , Jan Eisert at 1654 w. 21st St. Erie,Pa 16502. Or call 1-814-455-1442.

  4. Ray says:

    Actually the Museum was located on Fair Rd. I have lived here in Sidney my entire life, and still live here to this day. The museum was located on the corner of Vandemark and Fair Rd, it would be the house on the left before the road forks.

  5. Patrick Gorman says:

    I remember going to that museum in Sidney, Ohio. I believe the Curator/owner of that museum didn’t have a lot of authentic Titanic items but his concept for that museum was very unique in the fact that he was (at the time I visited) working on an authentic reproduction of the area where the Titanic was built with shops and stores in the 1912 era. His plans, as I understood them to be, was to populate the town with period staff dressed in period clothing, etc. I also thought there were plans to include a very large backdrop behind the town showing the Titanic under construction so that visually, you could picture yourself at or very near the construction site of the Titanic. If all of that would have come to fruition, I believe he would have had a very major attraction on his hands.

  6. Ryan Katzenbach says:

    Actually, the Museum was not on Fair Road. The address was 10741 Russell Road, Sidney. I worked tours in the Museum for many years for John Whitman up until 1992 when I moved to California. A year or two after that, John sold the collection to the late George Tulloch of RMS Titanic, Inc. Sometime after 1995 I lost touch with Whitman.

  7. Andrew says:

    John lived in Findlay for the last 15 years or so. I’m not sure if he ever really had cancer but I do know he passed away a few days ago.

  8. Nancy says:

    John Whitman lived in Findlay, Oh. for several years, he passed away last summer in 2015. He was at Heritage nursing home for a year.

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