Members and employees of Corporate Fleet Members at Mackinaw level and above enjoy free museum admission and programs year round. For more information on membership, view our membership information page.
Visit with submariners and shipyard workers who served on or built the Manitowoc submarines. Attend the USS Lagarto Remembrance Ceremony on Saturday afternoon. The ceremony will take place on deck of USS Cobia at 1:00 and is free to the public when viewed from the Riverwalk.
Saturday will also be the dedication of the new Gerald R. Pilger Memorial Quarterdeck.
In "The Lost Submarine: A True Story of Love and War," author Nancy Kenney tells two tales. In 2005, almost sixty years to the day after her loss, the American attack submarine, U.S.S. LAGARTO (SS - 371), was found by British divers in the Gulf of Thailand. It was the first missing submarine from WWII to be found and verified. Through the shock and joy of this discovery, Kenney, a daughter of crew member SM1 William Mabin, gathered the letters kept by her mother for more than six decades and used them and those of other crew members to tell the story of submariners' service in the South Pacific. It is a story of submariners' experiences and dreams of the future told in their own words. Interwoven with this personal account from the war years, is the story of a sailor's daughter, who lost her father when she was two and found him when she was sixty-two. It tells of her efforts to find other submarine families, plan a memorial service with the Wisconsin Maritime Museum, and encourage the Navy to verify Lagarto's discovery, all the while working with the press and a growing support group from all over the world. It is a story of lasting love for a father still missed and the determination to honor him and all submariners who have given their lives for their countries.
Presentation at 10:00 a.m. in the Riverview Room
Saturday and Sunday, June 1-2, 2013
Amateur Radio Operators will set up and operate radio equipment from various museum ships and museums around the world. This provides a means to remember and pay honor to veterans of all nations. Members of the Museum and the Radio Club consider it a distinct honor and a privilege to participate in this annual event. Visitors can see and talk with Amateur Radio Club NB9QV members on board the submarine this weekend!
Thursday, July 4th during River Rendezvous
Registration materials are now available for this family fun event! We will supply you with a starter piece of cardboard and a packet of construction tips. From there, let your imagination go! Registrations are accepted now through June 1st. You can build your boat at home and then bring it to the Wisconsin Maritime Museum by noon on the 4th of July to display. The race takes place at 3:30 from the YMCA beach!
See instructions for details. You can either download them below or stop in at the front desk of the museum for the packet.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 920-684-0218 if you have questions.
We hope you can join in the fun!
Join the Wisconsin Maritime Museum for a unique Halloween experience. Our 5th annual Maritime History Ghost Walk offers the chance to hear true Great Lakes tales with an eerie twist. This outdoor walk includes tales of haunted lighthouses, tragic shipwrecks, and unsolved mysteries of the Great Lakes. The cost is $5 for Adults and $3 for children. Not recommended for children under 5. Cider and cookies are available before or after the walk.
After your ghost walk check out The House of Bathory just two blocks away!
Discover the wonders of water! Learn how water connects people all over the world. Be inspired to lead your family and friends as water advocates.
Games + Experiments + Snacks + Role playing + Time on a real submarine = FUN
These activities will help fulfill your “Love Water” Award requirements!
Cost: $5 per Brownie
Space is limited to 40 Brownies, so call right away to register: 920-684-0218 and ask for Karen (extension 105) or Wendy (extension 115).
This is a behind the scenes look at a World War II submarine. These smaller tours will last approximately two to three hours and will give guests a chance to see areas of the submarine not seen on normal tours. This special tour will include ladders and smaller spaces and you must be 16 or older to participate. The cost is $7 per person, plus regular admission for non-members. Space is limited so reservations are required. For reservations or more information call the Museum at (920) 684-0218.
Tour Dates: Watch here for new fall dates!