Bay County ... Trails Through Time
For a moment, visualize a tree-lined path to an Anishinabe settlement or the riverbank camp of a voyager.
Gaze for a moment at a white pine or venture into a lumberjack's camp ... these are some of the images that will come to life
when you visit this permanent exhibit housed on the first floor. This 3,700 square-foot gallery features exhibits relating
the distinctive heritage of Bay County from pre-contact days through the present.
The Robert & Anne Hachtel Theatre
Now showing eight documentaries on local historical topics ready to start whenever you are!
- Legends & Logs & Launches
- Tracks Through Time
- Cutter Rescues
- Margin of Victory
- Patrol Craft Sailors
- Sawdust & Shantyboys
- The Legacy of Captain
Bay City ... Seaport
to the World
showcases our maritime heritage through interactive and informational exhibits featuring ... the men who built the largest
wooden ships on the Great Lakes ... Bay City's world famous tug captain ... life on board ship in the WWII "Donald Duck
Navy" ... shipwrecks that line the floor of the Great Lakes ... a young boy who created a new system of navigation
on the Saginaw River ... and more.