(WBIR - Pigeon Forge, Tenn.) East Tennesseans are known for caring and giving. The same spirit lived inside a Missouri woman who would move to Colorado in the late 1800s.
"Margaret was born in poverty in Missouri. She then married this rich, very well-to-do gentleman in Colorado. She spoke openly about women's rights, historic preservation and education of children," said Officer Ron at Titanic - Pigeon Forge.
Margaret Brown, renamed "Molly" Brown by Hollywood writers, loved traveling the world. She was ending a voyage to Egypt when she found herself aboard the RMS Titanic. Brown's volunteer nature blossomed after the ship filled with water.
"Margaret realized the devastation of the passengers. They had lost everything. She took together the first class, created a committee and the relief fund as we know it today," Officer Ron said.
Brown later awarded a Loving Cup to Captain Rostron who was the master of RMS Carpathia that rescued Titanic survivors.
For the first time in history, one of Brown's great granddaughters and two of Captain Rostron's Great Granddaughters will gather in Pigeon Forge for a Loving Cup reunion. The actual cup will be on hand.
The three descendants will greet the public February 14 and 15 at Titanic - Pigeon Forge.
A gallery, honoring Margaret Brown, is on display through 2014.