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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

December 16, 2012

Open Cockpit Sunday

Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum invites the public to visit on Sunday, December 16 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. for the return of “Open Cockpit Sunday.”  This is the fourth Open Cockpit Sunday Patriots Point has hosted since the program began last year.

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.  Normal museum admission rates apply.

Start: December 16, 2012 10:00 am
End: December 16, 2012 4:00 pm
Venue: Patriots Point
Phone: 866-831-1720
Address:
40 Patriots Point Road, Mount Pleasant, SC, 29464, United States

December 8, 2012

Pinewood Derby Races Kick Off

Patriots Point will kick of Pinewood Derby Races aboard the USS Yorktown!  This special program will be offered to overnight campers each month and is one you won’t want to miss!

Start: December 8, 2012 10:00 am
End: December 8, 2012 5:00 pm
Venue: Patriots Point
Phone: 866-831-1720
Address:
40 Patriots Point Road, Mount Pleasant, SC, 29464, United States

December 7, 2012

Pearl Harbor Rememberance Ceremony

VFW will host a ceremony to commemorate the 71st Anniversary of the Japanese Attack on Pearl Harbor.  The ceremony is free and open to the public.

Start: December 7, 2012 11:00 am
End: December 7, 2012 12:00 pm
Venue: Patriots Point
Phone: 866-831-1720
Address:
40 Patriots Point Road, Mount Pleasant, SC, 29464, United States

November 16, 2012

Patriots Point Development Authority Board Meeting

Unless otherwise noted, all board meetings take place aboard the USS YORKTOWN in the Ward Room at 9:30 am.  Meetings are open to the public and staff is available to direct you to this location, should you wish to attend.

 

Start: November 16, 2012 9:30 am
End: November 16, 2012 12:00 pm
Venue: Patriots Point
Phone: 866-831-1720
Address:
40 Patriots Point Road, Mount Pleasant, SC, 29464, United States

November 12, 2012

Patriots Point Honors Veterans

In honor of Veterans Day and those who served, Patriots Point will offer FREE admission for all veterans and their families all day on Monday, November 12.  (A $5/vehicle parking fee will still apply.)

Date: November 12, 2012
Venue: Patriots Point
Phone: 866-831-1720
Address:
40 Patriots Point Road, Mount Pleasant, SC, 29464, United States
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