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New exhibit on USS Yorktown brings galley to life

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MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (AP/WCIV) - Visitors to the USS Yorktown on Charleston Harbor can now get a sense of what the crew galley was like.

A new living history exhibit provides a glimpse of the galley of the World War II-era aircraft carrier that served more than 7,500 meals a day to 2,500 sailors and airmen.

The exhibit has been put together with the help of a $12,500 foundation grant.

The new exhibit has sound effects, food replicas and mannequins. Officials said it took a year to complete. It's part of Tour #1 located on the third deck.

“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 Yorktown is berthed at the Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum in Mount Pleasant.

Last year, the museum unveiled plans to spend up to $5 million to upgrade exhibits on the Yorktown using everything from holograms to computers.

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