Through a unique partnership with the College of Charleston’s Lowcountry Digital Library, the Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation has awarded the Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum Foundation $20,000 to digitize weekly newsletters from the Charleston Naval Shipyard dating back to 1942. The grant provides funds for a skilled professional at the Lowcountry Digital Library [...]
In recognition of their outstanding service to the community – and in commemoration of the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks – Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum is offering special extended hours and free admission for first responders and their immediate families on Sunday, September 9. The museum will remain open from 9 a.m. [...]
Megan Kalmoe and Adrienne Martelli, two members of the 2012 Bronze Medal winning Women’s Quadruple Sculls rowing team, visited Patriots Point on Sunday, August 19. The Bronze medalists were given a tour of the Yorktown, Medal of Honor Museum and the Clamagore by volunteer Sid Busch.
Patriots Point Development Authority (PPDA) announced in August that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Congressional Medal of Honor Society to develop a permanent landside location for the National Medal of Honor Museum on Charleston Harbor. The endeavor – arguably the most significant decision to come from Patriots Point in decades – [...]
We have received a number of inquiries from active duty military and veterans. Please note that, while we love our active duty military and veterans, Patriots Point does not have any role in the distribution of tickets to the game. A limited number of tickets have been set aside for active duty military members representing [...]
Funding to allow 750 Georgetown County fifth graders to participate in education programs Thanks to a generous grant from the Hootie and the Blowfish Foundation, 750 fifth graders from Title I schools in Georgetown County will have the opportunity to come aboard the USS YORKTOWN to participate in educational programs offered by the Patriots Point [...]
It’s the hottest ticket in town and members of the public now have a special opportunity to get in on the action. For a limited time, the USS Yorktown (CV-10) Association will host an online auction for two sets of PGA Championship Wanamaker Club Passes. Bidding will take place July 20-27 on eBay. Proceeds of the auction will fund scholarships for the Patriots Point Institute of History and Science.
The Patriots Point Institute of History and Science is partnering with the City of North Charleston to host 550 students for educational programs aboard the USS YORKTOWN July 2-9 (not including weekend dates and the Fourth of July). The students – all participants in the North Charleston Recreation Department’s Summer Camp – will participate in [...]
For the first time ever, the Patriots Point Institute of History and Science is offering a special recertification program for South Carolina teachers aboard the USS YORKTOWN. This program, written by educators who have been in the classroom, is designed to inform teachers about multi-faceted programs that are available to assist them in and out [...]
Changes are on the horizon for ‘The Fighting Lady’ at Patriots Point. The Patriots Point Development Authority Board has awarded a contract to develop a Museum Experience Master Plan for the USS YORKTOWN to MUSAIC Design Group. The project will revitalize visitors’ experiences aboard the YORKTOWN and will bring the ship to life at an [...]