- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 22, 2015

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (AP) - The National Medal of Honor Museum Foundation has released conceptual drawings for its $100 million Medal of Honor Museum on Charleston Harbor.

The museum is being planned for a site at the Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum in Mount Pleasant. Organizers hope to break ground next year.

The plans unveiled Wednesday call for an almost 110,000-square-foot facility comprised of three buildings. A pavilion will house the museum entrance and lobby. Then there will be exhibit space with eight permanent exhibits and two special galleries. Also planned is a chapel for special events.

Three years ago, organizers announced plans for the museum to replace a smaller one now open aboard the World War II-era aircraft carrier USS Yorktown which is berthed at Patriots Point.

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