Hannibal Museum In Danger Of Closing
HANNIBAL (AP) - Molly Brown, a woman dubbed "unsinkable" for her heroics in surviving the Titanic ship sinking, was born in Hannibal. Her birthplace site was made into a museum years ago, but it could be sunk unless the current owners find someone else to take it over. Brown's tiny birthplace draws a fraction of visitors who travel to Hannibal. Hannibal attorney Terrell Dempsey and his wife, Vicki, assumed stewardship of the site a decade ago. But they say they're losing money. The couple offered the property to the Mark Twain Boyhood Home Foundation, but it declined. However, the Hannibal Convention and Visitors Bureau voted last week to take over the site, if the city council approves. If not, the Dempseys plan to close the museum in October.