Lonnie Hamilton, III: A Lowcountry Icon

For more than fifty years, Lonnie Hamilton, III has dedicated his time and efforts to making Charleston a better place.  He has shaped the minds of youth – serving for 20 years as an educator and Band Director at Bonds-Wilson High School; he has served his community – becoming the first African American elected to […]

Patriots Point Hosts Black History Month Symposium – Jenkins, Jazz and Jammin’ in Times of War and Peace

In celebration of the contributions of African Americans throughout our nation’s history, Patriots Point’s Institute of History, Science and Technology hosted a special symposium entitled, “Jenkins, Jazz and Jammin’ in Times of War and Peace.”  The program was presnted to a full house and was also streamed live on the Patriots Point website (www.patriotspoint.org) and into Charleston County […]

Patriots Point Homeschool Days Return Feb. 12

Back by popular demand, the Patriots Point Institute of History, Science and Technology is offering Homeschool Days aboard the USS Yorktown from 10 a.m. – noon on the second Tuesday of each month starting Tuesday, February 12. The cost of the program is $10 per student and registration is available here.  Due to high demand for this innovative […]

‘Open Cockpit Sunday’ Scheduled for Feb. 10

Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum invites the public to visit on Sunday, February 10 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. for the second “Open Cockpit Sunday” of 2013. For one day only, visitors will have the opportunity to explore the cockpits of some of the museum’s most popular aircraft, including the SBD Dauntless, F-9 […]

Patriots Point Unveils New Exhibit: “American Internment”

In conjunction with the recent educational symposium, “Internment in Times of War,” Patriots Point has unveiled a new exhibit, “American Internment.” The exhibit features a replica of a Hanoi Hilton cell, POW items that belonged to GEN John K. Waters and CDR Alfred Howard – including a POW diary, pajamas, plastic drinking cup, and bowl […]

Mary Murakami: A Profile in Courage

On Friday, January 25, Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum will host a special educational symposium, “Internment in Times of War.” Moderated by journalist Warren Peper, this educational program will begin at 10 a.m. in the USS Yorktown’s Smokey Stover Theater and will provide guests with an opportunity to learn about the challenges internees and […]

Symposium Explores Challenges Faced, Overcome by Internees and Prisoners of War

Patriots Point Institute Naval & Maritime Museum hosted a special symposium entitled, “Internment in Times of War.” It was the third in Patriots Point’s WWII 70th anniversary series, “Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things.” Moderated by veteran journalist Warren Peper, this educational program was presented to a full house in the USS Yorktown’s Smokey Stover Theater and was streamed live into […]

Patriots Point to Host Open Cockpit Sunday Jan. 20

Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum invites the public to visit on Sunday, January 20 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. for the first “Open Cockpit Sunday” of 2013.  This is the fifth Open Cockpit Sunday Patriots Point has hosted since the program began in 2011. For one day only, visitors will have the opportunity […]

Patriots Point Hosts Aggressive Criminal Enforcement Training

Law enforcement officers representing more than thirty agencies across the state gathered aboard the USS Yorktown on Friday, January 11 to participate in a seminar on aggressive criminal enforcement. Throughout the day, the attendees – more than 225 in total – will hear remarks from Sherriff Al Cannon and Mount Pleasant Police Chief Carl Ritchie, […]

Patriots Point Hosts ‘Pay What You Can’ Weekend January 5-6

Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum kicked the New Year off with a bang and hosted the popular ‘Pay What You Can’ Weekend January 5-6.  During this special weekend, normal parking and admission fees were waived and visitors were invited to explore the museum for any price they could afford. “We recognize that times are tough for many Americans – […]