February 12, 2016
The Heritage Brass group of the United States Air Force Heritage of America Band will host a FREE concert for the community on February 12th onboard the USS Yorktown at Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum.
This pioneering symphonic brass ensemble brings the military tradition of brass and percussion to the concert stage. The group is comprised of 10 brass players and a percussionist and presents a diverse repertoire featuring orchestral transcriptions, patriotic favorites, jazz standards, new compositions and distinctive arrangements.
Admission and parking will be FREE for this community event.
“Quidditch” from Harry Potter – John Williams
Amparito Roca – Jaime Texidor
The Girl with the Flaxen Hair – Claude Debussy
La Virgen de la Macarena – Rafael Mendez
Three Lovely Birds of Paradise – Maurice Ravel
Like a Cloud – Kristen Kuster
A Little Russian Circus – Anthony Dilorenzo
Rolling Thunder – Henry Fillmore
Broadway Musical Medley
Proud to Serve (Military Service Song Medley)
Sing, Sing, Sing – Louis Prima
February 11, 2016
On Thursday, February 11, Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum will host a free symposium to remember the impact of Charleston’s Cannon Street YMCA All-Stars team (the only non-white Little League team in South Carolina in 1955) and their journey to the Little League World Series amidst the struggle for civil rights in South Carolina and throughout the South.
The symposium titled, Cannon Street YMCA All-Stars in Uniform, will feature a panel of former players from the team—several of whom later served in the military. The panelists will include: Leroy Major, Vermont Brown, Augustus Holt and John Rivers. These former players will recount their memories of living in Charleston at a tumultuous time and their feelings when 61 other Little League teams in South Carolina refused to play them because of the color of their skin. As a direct result of this protest, the white teams formed the Dixie Youth Baseball League and abandoned Little League entirely.
The Cannon Street YMCA All Stars were able to go watch the Little League World Series that year in Pennsylvania, but were not able to participate since they had not played in the state tournament. This symposium is offered as part of Black History Month and will delve into the pivotal topic of civil rights in the South in the 1950s.
January 9, 2016 – January 10, 2016
Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum will ask visitors to name their own admission price January 9-10, 2016. This will be the fifth year the museum has offered a “Pay What You Can” weekend. Instead of paying the standard admission and parking fees, guests are able to visit the museum for any price they can afford. This year, the event coincides with our 40th anniversary and this event will kick off this ongoing celebration!
The normal museum admission rate is $20 for adults. Parking usually costs $5. During the “Pay-What-You-Can” weekend, visitors can pay whatever they feel comfortable paying for admission and parking. Every ticket will include all three historic vessels, the Medal of Honor Museum and the Vietnam Experience Exhibit. As always, military in uniform and children under six are free.
The Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
December 20, 2015
During “Open Cockpit” days, guests are given the unique opportunity to climb or look inside many of the museum’s most historic aircraft, including the SBD Dauntless, F-9 Cougar, S-3 Viking, H-3 Sea King, F-18 Hornet, and A-6 Intruder. Visitors will also have the chance to explore the H-1 Huey and CH-46 helicopters in the new interactive Vietnam Experience Exhibit.
The cockpits will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The museum will be open from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Normal ticket rates apply.
December 7, 2015
On Monday, December 7, 2015, Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum will honor the victims of the attack on Pearl Harbor, particularly the 25 South Carolinians who died, with a memorial service. The Pearl Harbor Day Memorial will be held onboard the USS Yorktown at 11 a.m.
Additional event details will be added soon. The ceremony is being organized by the Mt. Pleasant VFW Post. Admission and parking will be free for all who are attending the memorial service.
December 3, 2015
In “The Battle of Chosin Reservoir: Surrounded, Not Defeated,” these brave men will share what it was like to fight against overwhelming odds in extreme temperatures (as low as 40 degrees below zero) and the struggle to bring out their dead and wounded.
The Battle of Chosin Reservoir took place in November and December 1950 in North Korea when 25,000 Army soldiers and Marines were surrounded by approximately 150,000 Chinese forces.
This symposium is made possible by a gift from the SunTrust Foundation. Admission and parking will be free. The event will be held in Hangar Bay III on the USS Yorktown. In the event of cold weather, guests are advised to dress warmly. Doors will open at 7 p.m..
November 11, 2015
November 7, 2015 – November 8, 2015
October 9, 2015 – October 10, 2015
October 3, 2015
As part of their 67th Annual Reunion, the USS Yorktown Association will host a “Meet & Greet” session onboard the USS Yorktown to bring together museum visitors with the actual heroes who once served on the historic ship. Every year, it’s a favorite event and provides a wonderful opportunity for visitors to learn from the real heroes of the USS Yorktown and hear the stories of their time served on board.
The “Meet & Greet” will be held in Hangar Bay II on the USS Yorktown from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 3, 2015.