Thursday, June 26, 2014
As part of the Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum’s plan to bring ships to life, they are excited to announce the newest living history exhibit on the USS Yorktown, the Crew’s Galley.
Every day, more than 7,500 meals were cooked and served to 2,500 hungry crewmembers in the galley, the aircraft carrier’s kitchen.
With the help of a $12,500 grant from the Henry and Sylvia Yaschik Foundation, the galley has been brought back to life.
The generous grant from the Henry and Sylvia Yaschik Foundation assisted in funding the cost of mannequins, replica food props, realistic sound effects and audio equipment.
“It’s one thing to stand where our heroes stood, but now you can actually see what they saw and hear what they heard while waiting in line for their meals,” said Patriots Point Executive Director Mac Burdette. “The enhancement of this exhibit is remarkable – something you have to experience to truly understand what life was like onboard an aircraft carrier during times of war.”
The galley project took only one year to complete.
The exhibit is located on the third deck of the USS Yorktown and is part of tour one.