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Museum Galleries
Permanent Galleries

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
  • Sunken Treasure
  • Margin of Victory
  • Patrol Craft Sailors
  • Sawdust & Shantyboys
  • The Legacy of Captain Benjamin Boutell          
KANTZLER MARITIME GALLERY
     
Bay City ... Seaport to the World
  
 This gallery 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.


 Changing Galleries  
 
SECOND FLOOR

THE CAPTAIN BENJAMIN BOUTELL FEATURES GALLERY
                             and     
BRIGADIER GENERAL RICHARD D. DEMARA GALLERY
 

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Be Sure to Visit....... 

"Constructing our Community"

Featuring Block Shop Blocks 

July 28, 2017 - March 2, 2018 

  Our community features many different architectural styles which reflect the use of different building materials.  Through photographs, maps and artifacts visitors to the exhibit will learn how enterprising pioneers used the resources available to them to create building materials such as bricks, blocks and lumber that were used to construct our community. 

  As part of this exhibit and in partnership with the Bay-Arenac ISD/Great Start Collaborative we are excited to present Big Blue Blocks from the Imagination Playground.  Children and adults alike will experience the challenge of using these larger-than-life-size blocks to create structures that represent our community such as bridges, ships and maybe even recreate the City Hall.  

Thank you to our sponsors: Dow Corning Foundation and Donor Advised Endowment Fund of the Bay Area Community Foundation