A familiar face in the Mt. Pleasant area will take reign over South Carolina’s largest tourist attraction in the state. Mt. Pleasant Town Administrator Mac Burdette is taking over as the new executive director for Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum near Charleston.
The financially struggling historic museum is ready to move forward, and with the 25-year experience Burdette has in transforming the town of Mt. Pleasant, the museum has high hopes. Burdette will take over as director with quite a bit of work on his plate. Recently, Patriots Point borrowed $9 million from the state to repair docked ships. The museum is working on repaying that loan. Also, the landmark is not bringing in enough funding to keep needed repairs up-to-date. Burdette will begin work at Patriots Point mid-November.