The East Cooper Breakfast Rotary Club is pleased to welcome Executive Director of Patriot’s Point , Mac Burdette, Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at 7:30 a.m. as our guest speaker for our weekly breakfast meeting.
Since opening, Patriots Point has become one of the state’s most popular tourist attractions with more than 270,000 visitors each year.
Mac Burdette is responsible for the operation and management of the Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum and for the development of almost 400 acres of property on the Charleston Harbor.
Patriots Point Development Authority was established in the 1970s to develop a naval & maritime museum on Charleston Harbor with the World War II aircraft carrier, USS YORKTOWN as its centerpiece. It’s also home to the Patriots Point Museum and a fleet of National Historic Landmark ships, the Cold War Memorial and the only Vietnam Experience Exhibit in the U.S., the Congressional Medal of Honor Society, and the agency’s official Medal of Honor Museum.
Patriots Point strives to preserve the living history of our nation’s bravest men and women while telling their stories in honorable, educational and engaging ways.