Upcoming Events


July 6th 2021


11:00 am-12:30 pm Paratrooper Stories —

1SG (RET) Brandon Allen

 12:40-1:10 pm  Submarine Engine Start

1:30-2:30 pm  Children Author — Dave DeVisser

3:00-4:00 pm  Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) Class  for 5 to 12 year olds

 3:00 pm-4:00 pm  Joe Beyrle Story


The USS Silversides Submarine Museum presents

 The 2021 Summer Lecture Series

This is a live event at the museum and also on ZOOM! 

Contact tfolkmier@silversidesmuseum.org for the link!

 Scheduled Guest Speakers:

 23 June — COL (RET) Angela Odom, Entrepreneur and Author

 30 June — Mark Kelley, Folds of Honor

 7 July — Mike Baauw, Veterans Service Organization

 14 July —  Brett Allen, Veteran Author

 21 July —  Ms. Loraine Rodriquez, WINC

 28 July —  Dr. Randy Arrington, Author

 4 August —  Ms. Alisha Gwinn, TriCare

 11 August —  Dean DeCanter, West Michigan Veterans Ranch and Ms. Patti Cattanach West Michigan S.A.I.L

 Most of our Guest Speakers are


Veterans helping Veterans.

Members are free or it's $5.00 at the door!



If you missed the Live "Lost Boat Ceremony" this year go to our Facebook site.

When it is available we will post the link to our YouTube channel with the video!



The USS Silversides Submarine Museum is proud to salute the BSA on their 110 Anniversary this year on February 8th 2020.

We are also proud to announce that a local Scout from troop 1053 of Norton shores, Carter Mann has finished his Eagle Scout Service Project here at the museum. He has constructed a "Little Free Library" in the shape of a submarine at the entrance to the museum.
If you are not aware of the "Little Free Libraries" visit this link, https://littlefreelibrary.org.
Carter said "I am happy that I got the opportunity to help the community with the Little Free Library movement".
Please visit his library and take or leave a book so others can enjoy this amazing service.
Congratulations BSA and especially Carter Mann. This service project will stand as a proud reminder at our museum, of his significant accomplishment.
Carter would like to thank The USS Silversides Submarine Museum for the donation of the materials, Greg Neiser for the propeller and Keene Lumber.

The USS Silversides Museum is proud to honor Black History Month.
In recent times, we have honored the local heroes of WW II especially the pilots of the Tuskegee Airmen.
A temporary exhibit that opened in 2015, honoring two of those airman, gave visitors a look into those men’s lives. One, Denzal Harvey was a Muskegonite by birth and the other Dr. Robert Garrison used his GI bill to go to medical school and became a well-known Physician in Muskegon.
Since 2009, the Silversides Museum has featured an event designed to focus on African American military heroes right here in Muskegon. Named in honor of Dr. Robert Garrison, a member of the famed Tuskegee Airmen, the award is presented to an African American veteran in recognition of their faithful and diligent service to country and community.

Come see the new exhibit

See items soldiers and sailor brought back from overseas



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