Patriots Point Launches Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign, Lights Yorktown Pink

Patriots Point will dedicate the month of October to promote breast cancer awareness through their campaign, “The Fighting Lady is in The Fight.” Starting October 1st, the USS Yorktown will be illuminated pink at night.  All month employees and visitors will be encouraged to support the campaign through dropping donations in the pink donation boxes […]

Hundreds of SC Social Studies Teachers Hold Conference at Patriots Point

More than 300 social studies teachers from around South Carolina will gather at Patriots Point this week for the South Carolina Council for the Social Studies annual fall conference.  The teachers, who represent schools all across the state, will be on board the USS Yorktown Thursday September 26th – Saturday September 28th. The teachers will […]

Patriots Point Brings Education Program To Laurens Schools Through Distance Learning

Ford Elementary students got a chance to experience the educational program provided by the Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum without leaving their Laurens County classrooms.  The program generally takes place on board the historic aircraft carrier USS Yorktown on Charleston Harbor, but through a grant from the International Paper Foundation, Ford Elementary 5th graders […]

750 Sailors Volunteer at Patriots Point

Hundreds of sailors from the Navy Nuclear Power Training Command volunteered at Patriots Point Friday, September 6th, through Trident United Way’s Day of Caring.  Around 750 sailors scrubbed the USS Yorktown, hauled yard debris and painted various parts of the museum to help make it more inviting for the community.  Enjoy the following photos taken […]

U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer South Carolina License Plate

What is available:   U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer South Carolina License Plate   Who is eligible:   All active duty, retired, and former U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officers.   Cost:   $60 every two years plus the cost of registration.   Proceeds:   Distributed to Patriots Point Foundation and used to preserve the heritage […]

Flight 93 Co-pilot’s Wife to Speak at 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony

Melodie Homer, wife of United Airlines Flight 93 co-pilot LeRoy Homer, will be the guest speaker at Patriots Point’s 9-11 remembrance ceremony September 6th.  Flight 93 had 33 passengers and seven crew members on board, all who died as a result of the hijacking and crash near Shanksville, Pennsylvania September 11, 2001. The commission that […]

Laundry Exhibit To Open Friday, August 30

For the first time ever, Patriots Point visitors will have the opportunity to visit the laundry room of the USS Yorktown, where roughly 360 loads of clothes were washed per day.  Thanks to a grant from the Society for Industrial Archeology out of the University of Michigan, Museum Services staff of Patriots Point has spent […]

91-Year-Old Pilot Brings History To Life At Patriots Point

In honor of SC Aviation Week, Patriots Point is recognizing long-time volunteer Bill Cart, a former World War II, Marine Corps Dauntless and Corsair pilot.  Cart, a Charleston native and resident of Mt. Pleasant, left the Citadel his sophomore year in 1942 to join the V-7 Navy program, which made him an aviation cadet.  Cart […]

Employees of the Month Named at Patriots Point

Congratulations to Justin Waldron, a new member of the Hull Maintenance department, for being named Employee of the Month for July at Patriots Point.  Justin demonstrated creativity and cooperation that truly exemplifies the spirit of team work necessary in the operation of a first-class education program. He was given an educational tool, and asked to […]

Forty-two SC Teachers Attend Recertification Program at Patriots Point

The second annual teacher recertification program at Patriots Point was a success with 42 educators from 16 districts across South Carolina attending.  The teachers received 20 recertification hours/one semester hour, two full days of professional development training, a book with program curriculum, meals, and the option to stay overnight aboard the ship.   For more […]