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July 1, 2014

Air National Guard Band of The South Performance

Tuesday, July 1 the Air National Guard Band of the South will be performing onboard the USS YORKTOWN.  The 40-member band will play four 20-minute sets every hour starting at 11 a.m.  The Band of the South is based out of the McGhee-Tyson Air National Guard Base near Knoxville, TN.

The concert will be included in the normal Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum admission fee.

 

Start: July 1, 2014 11:00 am
End: July 1, 2014 3:00 pm
Venue: USS YORKTOWN
Phone: 881-5984
Address:
40 Patriots Point Road, Mount Pleasant`, SC, 29464, United States
Cost: Included in admission

June 6, 2014

Join Patriots Point in Commemorating the 70th Anniversary of D-Day

The Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum is commemorating the special 70th anniversary of D-Day by hosting a symposium that will feature guest speakers who served on board the USS LAFFEY during the invasion of Normandy.

The admission-free symposium will start at 7 p.m. on June 6th, inside the USS YORKTOWN’s Smokey Stover Theater.  Parking for the event will cost $5.

Guest speakers who were on board the USS LAFFEY during the attack will share their memories of the invasion. The USS LAFFEY, docked at Patriots Point, is one of only two D-Day warships still in existence.  There were more than 5,000 floating off the shore of German-occupied France the day of the attack.

“It’s an honor to have the USS LAFFEY at Patriot’s Point, and a great opportunity for people to come on board and meet veterans who served in one of the most important battles of U.S. history,” said Patriots Point Executive Director Mac Burdette.  “The D-Day symposium will be very inspirational and will serve as a reminder of the sacrifice these men made 70 years ago.”

The symposium will feature live entertainment and a living history production on the D-Day invasion and the breakout from Omaha Beach.

Start: June 6, 2014 7:00 pm
End: June 6, 2014 8:30 pm
Venue: Smokey Stover Theater
Phone: 843-881-5984
Address:
40 Patriots Point Road, Mount , Pleasant, SC, 29464, United States, SC, 29464, United States
Cost: Free, Parking $5

May 18, 2014

Open Cockpit Sunday

For one Sunday each month, visitors have the opportunity to explore the cockpits of some of the museum’s most popular aircraft. Bring the entire family and visit exhibits usually not open as part of the regular tours of the USS YORKTOWN.

Patriots Point staff and volunteers will be on hand to answer questions and to share the unique histories of these historic aircraft. Normal museum admission rates apply.

Start: May 18, 2014 10:00 am
End: May 18, 2014 4:00 pm
Venue: Patriots Point
Phone: 866-831-1720
Address:
40 Patriots Point Road, Mount Pleasant, SC, 29464, United States
Cost: Normal admission rates apply.

June 14, 2013

Flag Day Ceremony

On Friday, June 14, Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum will host a ceremony to commemorate Flag Day featuring participants of the Knights of Columbus and Boy Scouts.  It is free and open to the public and will begin at 9 a.m. on the Flight Deck of the USS Yorktown.

Start: June 14, 2013 9:00 am
End: June 14, 2013 10:00 pm

May 27, 2013

Memorial Day Observance

Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum will host a ceremony to honor those who paid the ultimate sacrifice on behalf of our nation’s freedom and freedom of millions worldwide over the course of our nation’s history.

This year, instead of featuring a guest speaker, the museum will invite members of the audience to come forward and say a few words about someone they would like to be remembered for giving their life for the freedoms we take for granted every day. Guests can simply state the person’s name or say a few words about them.

Veterans groups and members of the public are encouraged to attend the program and the museum will offer free admission from 8 – 9 a.m.

 

Start: May 27, 2013 8:30 am
End: May 27, 2013 10:00 am

May 17, 2013

USS Franklin Reunion

On May 17, 21 of the remaining crewmembers of the USS Franklin – all WWII veterans – will gather with their families for their final reunion aboard the USS Yorktown.  In honor of this historic reunion, Patriots Point will host a series of events and educational programs throughout the day to allow the public an opportunity to speak with and hear from these heroes, including a memorial service, special educational program with the veterans and ‘meet and greet’ opportunity.

Start: May 17, 2013 9:30 am
End: May 17, 2013 1:25 pm

March 17, 2013

Open Cockpit Sunday

For one day each month (from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.), visitors will have the opportunity to explore the cockpits of some of the museum’s most popular aircraft, including the SBD Dauntless, F-9 Cougar, H-1 Huey, S-3 Viking, H-3 Sea King, F-18 Hornet and the A-6 Intruder. Patriots Point staff and volunteers will be available to answer questions and to share the unique histories of these historic aircraft.

Patriots Point staff and volunteers will be on hand to answer questions and to share the unique histories of these historic aircraft.  Normal museum admission rates apply.

Start: March 17, 2013 10:00 am
End: March 17, 2013 4:00 pm

March 16, 2013

Sweetgrass Music Festival

Patriots Point will host the 2013 Sweetgrass Music Festival on Saturday, March 16.  The day begins with a 5k run at 9 a.m.  Music starts at 10 a.m. and continues through 9 p.m.   festival

For tickets and additional information, please visit their website.

 

 

Start: March 16, 2013 9:00 am
End: March 16, 2013 10:30 pm

February 22, 2013

Patriots Point to Host 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 invites the public to attend a special symposium entitled, “Jenkins, Jazz and Jammin’ in Times of War and Peace” on Friday, February 22 at 10 a.m. The program is free and open to the public and will be streamed live on the Patriots Point website and into Charleston County School District classrooms.

This symposium, the fourth in the museum’s educational series “Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things,” will focus on the Jenkins Orphanage Band, which got its start in Charleston, South Carolina in the late 1800s. Band members broke racial boundaries – traveling and performing at distinguished events around the world, including Presidential Inauguration ceremonies.

Guest speakers will include former educator, politician and professional musician Lonnie Hamilton, III – himself a former Jenkins Orphanage Band member and director; Charleston’s first lady of jazz, Mrs. Ann Caldwell; and executive director of the Jenkins Institute for Children, Mrs. Johanna Martin-Carrington.

Start: February 22, 2013 10:00 am
End: February 22, 2013 11:30 am

February 10, 2013

Open Cockpit Sunday

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 Cougar, H-1 Huey, S-3 Viking, H-3 Sea King, F-18 Hornet and the A-6 Intruder. Patriots Point staff and volunteers will be available to answer questions and to share the unique histories of these historic aircraft.

Patriots Point staff and volunteers will be on hand to answer questions and to share the unique histories of these historic aircraft.  Normal museum admission rates apply.

Start: February 10, 2013 10:00 am
End: February 10, 2013 4:00 pm
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