Hundreds attend Black History Month Symposium

Over 400 people attended the Boys of Liberty Hill Symposium hosted at Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum on Friday, February 6, 2015 as part of Black History Month.  The insightful panelists shared their experiences with the issues of desegregation and military service during the 1960s–a difficult time for the African-American community played out against […]

Patriots Point To Hold Symposium on the Effects of Vietnam on North Charleston’s Liberty Hill Community

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. – On Friday, Feb. 6 Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum will host a symposium to delve into the history of North Charleston’s Liberty Hill Community and the estimated 60 young African-American men who went on to war during some of the most turbulent times in American history.

The Boys of Boys of Liberty Hill - Program_Page_1Liberty Hill Symposium will feature three guest panelists from Liberty Hill: Odell Price, Alfreda Levaine and Charleston County Councilman Henry Darby. Odell Price was one of the five original students to transfer out of Bonds-Wilson High School, a segregated African-American School, and into North Charleston High School in 1965 following the passing of the Civil Rights Act. After graduating, he fought as a Marine in the Vietnam War.

Alfreda Levaine grew up in Liberty Hill during the 1960’s and is the sister of Nathan White – one of eight Liberty Hill residents killed in the war.
Councilman Henry Darby is the author of Liberty Hill’s Vietnam Fighting Men, a book that chronicles eight Liberty Hill residents who were killed in Vietnam and examines the perspective of war from veterans who made it home safely.

Respected Charleston musicians, Lonnie Hamilton and Ann Caldwell, will perform the National Anthem, and students from North Charleston High School will read poetry.

The symposium is free and open to the public. It will begin at 11:00 a.m. inside the USS YORKTOWN’s Smokey Stover Theater. The event is part of Patriots Point’s ongoing efforts to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the war in Vietnam. It will be streamed live through the Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum’s Livestream channel.  Click Here for a link

 

Patriots Point To Offer Discounted Admission Every Sunday in February

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MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. – Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum will offer a 20 percent discount on all admission prices every Sunday in February. The “Super Sunday” deal will include a 10 percent discount all purchases made in the Patriots Point Ship Store. In addition to the February discounts, the museum also announced that the […]

Collins Engineers Release Structural Report On The USS YORKTOWN

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. – After more than 40 years of resting in the salty waters of Charleston Harbor, it has been determined that the USS Yorktown is in relatively great shape structurally. On Friday, Jan. 16 a representative from Collins Engineering told the Patriots Point Development Authority’s Board of Directors that it would cost an […]

“Pay What You Can” Weekend a Success

Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum kicked off the new year with a “Pay What You Can” Weekend January 3-4, 2015.  On those days, visitors were asked to pay whatever amount they could afford for parking and admission to the museum. Despite intermittent rain showers on both days, 811 more people came this year to […]

Patriots Point Invites Visitors To Pay What They Can Jan. 3 & 4

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Mount Pleasant, S.C. – Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum will ask visitors to name their own admission price during the first weekend of 2015, January 3 and 4. This will be the fourth year the museum has offered a “Pay-What-You-Can” weekend. Instead of paying the standard admission and parking fees, guests are able to […]

Military Appreciation Day at Clemson and USC

Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum sponsored the University of South Carolina and Clemson University football games on Saturday, Nov. 22. Hundreds of fans stopped by the museum’s booths to learn more about new exhibits and upcoming commemorative events. The most popular topic was the Vietnam Experience Exhibit which opened on Veterans Day weekend. Patriots […]

Come meet true heroes of the USS Yorktown on Saturday

More than 100 former shipmates of the USS Yorktown will gather at Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum this weekend for the 66th Annual USS Yorktown CV-10 Association reunion. One of the highlights of the reunion, for attendees and museum visitors, is the “Meet and Greet” session that will take place on Saturday, October 18 […]

Work continues on schedule for new Vietnam Experience exhibit

Efforts to create a more inclusive and interactive Vietnam Experience exhibit are well underway at Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum.   The new exhibit is on schedule to open in November. It will include replicas of a Vietnam-era U.S. Navy advanced tactical support base (Brown Water Navy) and a U.S. Marine Corps artillery firebase. The […]