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Fragile Collections WWII Exhibit

The Fragile Collections exhibit features items that must be stored in a carefully climate controlled area. A new exhibit space on the USS Yorktown Hangar Deck allows these artifacts to be safely displayed without exposure to heat or humidity.

The items featured in the exhibit are primarily from World War II and hand-selected by the museum curator. Artifacts include the ribbons from the champagne bottle used by Eleanor Roosevelt to christen the USS Yorktown, the American flag that flew aboard the USS Laffey on D-Day, and fragments from kamikaze aircraft that struck U.S. ships in the Pacific Theater.

The Fragile Collections exhibit will open to the public on Friday, December 17 and is included in the price of museum admission. On opening day, the museum curator will be available from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. to answer questions in the exhibit. Friends of the Fleet annual pass holders will be offered exclusive early access to view the exhibit. To purchase an annual pass, visit

December 17, 2021 - June 30, 2022

Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum
40 Patriots Point Road
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

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