Vietnam War Vessel to be Repaired, Preserved Thanks to Public-Private Partnership

One of the nation’s last remaining MK1 River Patrol Boats (PBR) will be getting a facelift thanks to a dedicated team of professionals who have partnered with Patriots Point to donate their time, expertise and funding to transport, repair and repaint the historic vessel. Patriots Point’s MK1 PBR first arrived to the museum in 1989.  […]

Patriots Point Institute of History, Science and Technology to Offer Recertification Program for SC Teachers

The Patriots Point Institute of History, Science and Technology will host the second annual Teacher Recertification Professional Development Program aboard the USS Yorktown August 7-8, 2013.  This year’s seminar features the theme, “Informal Learning to Expand Beyond the Classroom,” and will refresh and renew teachers as they prepare for a new school year.  For $50, […]

Recreating an Authentic Experience Aboard ‘The Fighting Lady’

Thanks to the support of a local business owner, Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum has opened a redesigned exhibit aboard the USS Yorktown. The display, a Barbershop on the Yorktown’s Tour Route 5, features an authentic 1950s chair that was generously donated by Mt. Pleasant resident and owner of Elite Barbershop, Joe Roberts.The idea […]

Lonnie Hamilton, III: A Lowcountry Icon

For more than fifty years, Lonnie Hamilton, III has dedicated his time and efforts to making Charleston a better place.  He has shaped the minds of youth – serving for 20 years as an educator and Band Director at Bonds-Wilson High School; he has served his community – becoming the first African American elected to […]

Patriots Point Hosts 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 hosted a special symposium entitled, “Jenkins, Jazz and Jammin’ in Times of War and Peace.”  The program was presnted to a full house and was also streamed live on the Patriots Point website ( and into Charleston County […]

Patriots Point Homeschool Days Return Feb. 12

Back by popular demand, the Patriots Point Institute of History, Science and Technology is offering Homeschool Days aboard the USS Yorktown from 10 a.m. – noon on the second Tuesday of each month starting Tuesday, February 12. The cost of the program is $10 per student and registration is available here.  Due to high demand for this innovative […]

‘Open Cockpit Sunday’ Scheduled for Feb. 10

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 […]

Patriots Point Unveils New Exhibit: “American Internment”

In conjunction with the recent educational symposium, “Internment in Times of War,” Patriots Point has unveiled a new exhibit, “American Internment.” The exhibit features a replica of a Hanoi Hilton cell, POW items that belonged to GEN John K. Waters and CDR Alfred Howard – including a POW diary, pajamas, plastic drinking cup, and bowl […]

Mary Murakami: A Profile in Courage

On Friday, January 25, Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum will host a special educational symposium, “Internment in Times of War.” Moderated by journalist Warren Peper, this educational program will begin at 10 a.m. in the USS Yorktown’s Smokey Stover Theater and will provide guests with an opportunity to learn about the challenges internees and […]