Upcoming Public Events
Wednesday, September 2, 2015, 1200 to 1800 (noon to 6 p.m.). Veterans broadcasts from USS Razorback (SS 394) on the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. USS Razorback participated in the formal surrender ceremony on September 2, 1945, one of twelve submarines present in Tokyo Bay. Seventy years later, Razorback is one of only two submarines left from that day. John Moore, submarine veteran who served from 1980 to 1986, and Joseph Mathis, submarine veteran who served from 1984 to 2002, will use the submarine’s radio to broadcast from the historic vessel. The museum’s facebook page will announce the radio’s frequency and call sign on September 2, 2015.
“10 Year Anniversary” is an exhibit celebrating the Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum’s opening 10 years ago. This exhibit answers those age old questions: Why was a submarine named Razorback brought to Arkansas? Was the submarine always named Razorback? Can the submarine be moved? Find the answers and see some photographs and artifacts from the historic trip that the submarine made from Istanbul to North Little Rock.
“Arkies in the Second Great War” is an exhibit dedicated to Arkansans who served in the armed forces during World War II. The exhibit displays World War II Navy regulation uniforms with stories from Navy personnel. The five governors of Arkansas who served during the war are also highlighted. This exhibit will run through September of 2015 to coincide with the 70th Anniversary of the end of World War II.
“Lifegurading” is a mini exhibit explaining the process of lifeguard duty by submarines in World War II. The exhibit describes how this duty was created during the war. Personal accounts from the submarine USS Razorback are given for the five airmen who were rescued 70 years ago. This exhibit will also be on display through September of 2015.
Private Special Events
Book your own private event at the Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum. Dates are available for Birthday Parties, Submarine Sleepovers, and other various special events such as Corporate Dinners, Wedding Receptions, and Fundraisers.
Other various special events can be scheduled Wednesday through Saturday, outside of normal operating hours. The event space includes our lobby area with inside dining space and a covered patio for outside dining space. The cost is $100 an hour for a minimum of 4 hours. A $100 non-refundable deposit is required within 7 days of scheduling the event. Events must be scheduled at least 7 days in advance and are subject to prior bookings.
For more information contact the AIMM staff at 501-371-8320.
Special Event fees do not include state, county or city sales taxes.