For more information on the events below see our "Annual Events"
or call the Museum at (989) 893-5733.
April 21, 2018
Michigan Jazz Trail- Big Band Songs from the 40s
for the River of Time Living History Encampment
913 Washington Avenue, Bay City MI
Michigan has a rich heritage in the jazz art form and the grassroots beginnings of jazz creates broad appeal, representing
the ability of the arts to help people express themselves, find meaning in their lives, and ultimately impact the lives
of others. As a performing organization, Michigan Jazz Trail offers the Great Lakes Bay region the chance to experience
jazz through performances and school clinics.
Proceeds from this performance will benefit the River
of Time Living History Encampment, which will take place on September 28-30th, 2018. For general and ticket information
contact the State Theatre or visit its website
April 25, 2018
of the Bay County Historical Society
The 99th Annual Business meeting
is open to all members of the Bay County Historical Society.
April 28, 2018
Walk Thru Quilt Talk
23/The Arts Center
901 N. Water Street
Join AQS certified appraiser Margaret Rouleau for a "walk thru" quilt lecture
held in conjunction with "A
Sharing of Quilts XIV"
April 28, 2018
of the Monitor Sugar Company”
With Rob Clark and Alissa Kane
In 1901 the German-American Sugar Company was built
in West Bay City in the Salzburg area. Throughout the 20th Century it weathered tough economic climates, changed hands
several times and evolved into the Monitor Sugar Company that has become a well-known landmark in the area. In 2004
Monitor Sugar was joined with Michigan Sugar as a one grower-owned cooperative under the name Michigan Sugar Company.
Join Rob Clark and Alissa Kane for a look back at the history of the Monitor Sugar Company and its role in the Bay County community.
May 11, 2018
City Hall Tour
Leaves from the Museum Lobby
Historical Museum offers guided tours of Bay
City’s City Hall on the second Friday of each month. Cost
is $1.00 per person, and space is limited to the first 20 persons
May 12, 2018
"Letters to Tomorrow: The JFK Peace Capsule"
with Ron Bloomfield
In 1965 Bay
City residents buried a time capsule in honor of the City’s Centennial Celebration. After fifty years
the JFK Peace Capsule was unearthed and found to be completely compromised by water. What followed was
a several year race to salvage what could be saved and try to piece back together the hopes and dreams that were buried in
this “message” to the future. Many items were damaged beyond recognition, however it was not
a total loss.
Join Ron Bloomfield,
collections manager and instructor with the Museum Studies program at Central Michigan University, and former Director/ Chief
Historian of the Bay County Historical Society for an inside look at what happened, what was found, and what was ultimately
“communicated” to the future.