Melodie Homer, wife of United Airlines Flight 93 co-pilot LeRoy Homer, will be the guest speaker at Patriots Point’s 9-11 remembrance ceremony September 6th. Flight 93 had 33 passengers and seven crew members on board, all who died as a result of the hijacking and crash near Shanksville, Pennsylvania September 11, 2001. The commission that […]
Rear Admiral William Adger Moffett, The Father of Naval Aviation Today is the birthday of the naval officer who was able to foresee a powerful air arm of the United States Navy. William Adger Moffett was born in Charleston, South Carolina, on 31 October 1869. He was the son of Confederate Captain George Hall Moffett, […]
Everyday as our guests walk down the pier to the ships at Patriots Point, they often are able to take in the wonders of nature living here, on and in Charleston Harbor. From manatees, otters, alligators, to all types of wildlife, birds and fish…yesterday I watched an odd type of tango between a Great Egret […]
Our volunteer profile for September is on Ned Montgomery. Ned grew up in Mount Pleasant, SC…so he is one of our few natives on Yorktown. His father, Lieutenant Colonel Hampden Eugene Montgomery Jr., was a career Army officer.
This weekend will see the first South Carolina Garage Games series event hosted by CrossFit Integrity. This CrossFit event will be a two-day competition held in Charleston, South Carolina on September 24-25, 2011.
I touch the day, I taste the light, I remember – W. S. Merwin When the Medal of Honor Museum opened to the public in May of 2007, a new interactive world of exhibits was placed onboard the USS Yorktown. This small world enables connections and memory to take over. The caption on the image […]
As part of the “do Deutsch” series of events on German culture and language organized by the German missions and the Goethe-Institut locations in the United States, the film Das Boot: 30th Anniversary Director’s Cut and a combined guided submarine tour will take place at Patriots Point on July 17th, 18th, and 19th. Each date […]
(Are you interested in making a reservation for a helicopter ride at Patriots Point? Pee Dee Helicopters operates out of Patriots Point and they can be reached directly at firstname.lastname@example.org) While flight operations have long since ceased from the flight deck of the “Fighting Lady,” weekends at Patriots Point now find visitors with the option of […]
Confederate forces under Brigadier General Beauregard began the bombardment of Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor this morning at 4:30 AM. Confederate guns fired from Fort Johnson and several batteries on James Island, batteries on Morris Island, Fort Moultrie and batteries on Sullivan’s Island, a floating battery off the end of the island and a […]
In April 1861, war clouds gathered over Charleston Harbor as Major Robert Anderson, commanding the United States garrison at Fort Sumter, waited to be resupplied or evacuated. Charleston Harbor had been heavily fortified by Confederate Brigadier-General Pierre Beauregard and he had been ordered by the Confederate War Department in Montgomery, Alabama, to allow no resupply […]