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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

January 25, 2013

“Internment in Times of War”

Patriots Point Institute Naval & Maritime Museum invites the public to attend a special symposium entitled, “Internment in Times of War.This symposium is the third in Patriots Point’s WWII 70th anniversary series, “Ordinary people doing extraordinary things” and is free and open to the public. For those not able to attend in person, the symposium will be streamed live into Charleston County School District classrooms and on the Patriots Point website (www.patriotspoint.org).

Start: January 25, 2013 10:00 am
End: January 25, 2013 12:00 pm

January 20, 2013

Open Cockpit Sunday

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.  Normal admission rates apply for this special event.

Start: January 20, 2013 9:00 am
End: January 20, 2013 4:00 pm

January 5, 2013 – January 6, 2013

‘Pay What You Can’ Weekend

Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum will host its popular ‘Pay What You Can’ Weekend January 5-6.  For this weekend only, normal parking and admission fees will be waived and visitors will be invited to explore the museum for any price they can afford.

Start: January 5, 2013 8:00 am
End: January 6, 2013 5:00 pm
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