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Giving Tuesday November 30th!

Silversides Museum USS Silversides Museum, 1346 Bluff St, Muskegon, MI

If you've been here before or just want to support our mission to honor the men and women who have served and are serving our country and would like to donate. https://silversidesmuseum.org/product-category/donations/ Thank you!

December Holiday Memorial Flag and Brick Special!

Silversides Museum USS Silversides Museum, 1346 Bluff St, Muskegon, MI

Have an American Flag flown from either of our vessels, Silversides or Mclane for $100. Buy a memorial brick at normal prices, (4x8 $100) or (8x8 $150). Special! Order a combination, flag and brick, in the month of December, and save! Order a flag and 4x8 brick combo for $170 and save $30. Order a […]

80th year celebration of the commissioning of the USS Silversides 236

Silversides Museum USS Silversides Museum, 1346 Bluff St, Muskegon, MI

Please join us on December 15th 2021 at 3pm for as we celebrate the 80th anniversary of the commissioning the USS Silversides 236. She was the first US Submarine commission after Pearl Harbor. There will be a ceremony at 3pm and we will be starting 2 of her 80 year old engines. Tickets for the […]

The Silversides Spring Lecture series

Silversides Museum USS Silversides Museum, 1346 Bluff St, Muskegon, MI

The Silversides Spring Lecture series begins!   February 21, 2022- Ron Janowski The Road to WWII World War II, a worldwide event that changed humanity forever. Tonight’s lecture will discuss the road to war in the Pacific. The Lecture Series will begin at the museum located 1346 Bluff Street, Muskegon, Michigan. If you are unable […]

March 21. 2022 Fred Johnson- China Burma India

Silversides Museum USS Silversides Museum, 1346 Bluff St, Muskegon, MI

China‐Burma‐India Theater (1941–45). The China‐Burma‐India (CBI) theater has been dubbed “the forgotten theater” of World War II. Once the United States entered the war, American strategy called for building up China as a source of manpower, as a base for bombers and the eventual invasion of Japan, and as a pro‐American regional power in the postwar era. It became the stuff […]

A true story of Survival in Japanese occupied waters during WWII.

Silversides Museum USS Silversides Museum, 1346 Bluff St, Muskegon, MI

Director Peggy Maniates brings you an incredible true story of courage and perseverance.   In August of 1944, a submarine sets out on a war patrol in Japanese occupied Water. The sub strikes a mine and sinks in under a minute.  Join us as the museum tells the horrendous story of the brave men of […]

March 7, 2022, Fred Johnson – The 5 American Presidents who Served in WWII

Silversides Museum USS Silversides Museum, 1346 Bluff St, Muskegon, MI

What do Presidents George H.W. Bush, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, Gerald R. Ford, and Richard Nixon have in Common (Other than being President) they all served in the Pacific Theater during WWII. (Jimmy Carter was at the Naval Academy until 1946, Reagan’s eyesight was bad, he did limited duty in the US and […]

March 14, 2022, Fred Johnson – Doolittle and the USS Hornet

Silversides Museum USS Silversides Museum, 1346 Bluff St, Muskegon, MI

The early days of WWII in the Pacific brought bad news every day. America needed a win and quickly. In walks, James Harold “Jimmy” Doolittle (1896-1993) was a pioneering pilot, aeronautical engineer, combat leader, and military strategist whose career stretched from World War I to the height of the Cold War. He is most famous for […]

March 21. 2022 Fred Johnson- China Burma India

Silversides Museum USS Silversides Museum, 1346 Bluff St, Muskegon, MI

China-Burma-India Theater (1941–45). The China‐Burma‐India (CBI) theater has been dubbed “the forgotten theater” of World War II. Once the United States entered the war, American strategy called for building up China as a source of manpower, as a base for bombers and the eventual invasion of Japan, and as a pro‐American regional power in the postwar era. […]

MARCH 28, 2022 The USS Silversides the boat, the men, and the war.

Silversides Museum USS Silversides Museum, 1346 Bluff St, Muskegon, MI

Come and listen to USS Silversides staff members Don Kitchen and Teresa Folkmier-Troutman discuss the Pacific war years of our venerated and decorated war veteran and her valiant crew. Don and Teresa will talk about the boat itself, the official version of how the Silversides was so successfully utilized during the war, and stories from […]

April 4th 2022 John Heaton – The Little Known History of World War II in Alaska

Lecturer will be off site and zoom into theater. A lecture dedicated to the people of Alaska, who fought bravely in WWII Six months after the attack on Pearl Harbor, the Japanese bombed the U.S. Dutch Harbor Naval Operating Base and U.S. Army Fort Mears, near Unalaska Island and occupied the Aleutian islands of Attu […]

April 25, 2022 Ron Janowski- MacArthur’s Return to the Philippines

Silversides Museum USS Silversides Museum, 1346 Bluff St, Muskegon, MI

During World War II’s Pacific Campaign, General Douglas MacArthur, along with his family, were located on the island of Corregidor where he oversaw more than 90,000 American and Filipino troops […]

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