Free Vietnam POW Symposium, feat. 2 of the Alacatraz Eleven and Best-Selling Author

Patriots Point will welcome two renowned Vietnam Prisoners of War, George Coker and George McKnight, and best-selling author Alvin Townley for a free symposium aboard the USS YORKTOWN . Townley’s book Defiant shares the stories of the Alcatraz Eleven, Prisoners of War who were placed in solitary confinement for their leadership in resisting imprisonment. Retired Navy [...]

‘Paws at the Point’ Invites Canines to Patriots Point

Calling all dogs– Save the date! Patriots Point is partnering with the Charleston Animal Society for: Paws at the Point Saturday, April 19th 10:00-2:00 pm All families who bring a dog to the event will receive free admission for 1 adult and 1 child to Patriots Point. That includes touring areas of the USS YORKTOWN [...]

Patriots Point Welcomes Scouts for Pinewood Derby

The Coastal Carolina Council, Boy Scouts of America has partnered with  Patriots Point to host numerous events for local Cub and Boy Scouts. This past weekend, area Cub and Boy Scouts gathered aboard the USS Yorktown to compete in the Etiwan Cup, a District level Championship Pinewood Derby, which consisted of racing miniature cars, hand-crafted by [...]

YORKTOWN Welcomes Back Veteran after 60 Years

Patriots Point welcomed back a loved and respected USS YORKTOWN veteran, Lieutenant (Retired) Bill Curran this past week. Lt. Curran served aboard the ship in the early 1950s as the Axillary and Repair Divisions’ Officer in the Damage Control Unit. During his visit, Lt. Curran visited the areas of the ship where he used to [...]

Patriots Point Welcomes Sticky Fingers as New Food Service Provider

This month, Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum will welcome Top Shelf Catering Company, a subsidiary and partner of Sticky Fingers Smokehouse, as its new food service provider. Top Shelf Catering was awarded the five-year contract with Patriots Point, becoming its exclusive food service contractor for on-site dining, and for all programs and events that [...]

“The Fighting Lady” Salutes the Advancement of Black Women in the Military- Race or Gender?

As part of Black History Month, Patriots Point’s “Ordinary People doing Extraordinary Things” series presents: “The Fighting Lady” Salutes the Advancement of Black Women in the Military- Race or Gender? Featuring: Dr. Marcus Cox, History Professor and Author from the Citadel Members of the National Association of Black Military Women; Charleston Chapter Historical Highlights of [...]

USS Yorktown Gets Paint Job After 20 Years

  Mount Pleasant, S.C. – After many years of age and wear, The Fighting Lady is getting a much-needed face-lift.  In a project expected to last about eight months, Patriots Point operations personnel are painting the starboard side of the ship.  It’s the first time the hull of the ship has been painted since the [...]

Navy Shipyard Artifacts Move Back Home to North Charleston

  The Charleston Naval Shipyard exhibit is back in North Charleston after being displayed for more than 30 years on the USS Yorktown at Patriots Point.  Referred to as “Shipyard Museum,” the exhibit pays tribute to the thousands who worked at the base before its 1996 closure.   “After years of Patriots Point maintaining and [...]

“Pay What You Can” Jan. 4-5

PATRIOTS POINT TO OFFER ‘PAY WHAT YOU CAN’ WEEKEND JAN. 4-5, 2014 Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum is kicking off the New Year with a bang, for the third year in a row.  The museum’s popular ‘Pay What You Can’ Weekend returns January 4th-5th.  For this weekend only, normal parking and admission fees will [...]

Area Students Eligible for Scholarship

In pursuit of the association’s mission to educate and inspire patriotism across generations, the USS Yorktown CV-10 Association Scholarship Program is approaching its second year. The scholarship will be given to a Charleston Tri-County area student attending one of the following schools: Berkeley County Berkeley High School                                                   Goose Creek High School Berkeley Alternative                                                    Hanahan High [...]