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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

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

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 in the battle against the Japanese military. As neighboring strongholds fell to the Japanese, U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt grew concerned that Corregidor would also fall […]

35th Annual Lost Boat Ceremony Sunday May 29, 2022 11:00am

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

Our lost boat ceremony is a time honored tradition here at the USS Silversides Submarine Museum. For 35 years we have honored the 52 lost crews and their submarines from WWII. The ceremony is free to the public with food provided by G&L hotdogs. There will be music by the West Michigan New Horizons Music Ensembles. A […]

911 Community Day of Remembrance and Scout Salute

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

Annual 911 event on the submarine with local Scout saluting will take place from 3 to 5 pm aboard the USS Silversides Submarine. All are welcome to view the event to remember those who died that day! Around the state at the Gerald R. Ford Museum, LST 393 the USS Edson in Bay City and […]

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