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Upcoming Events

For more information on the events below see our "Annual Events" page
or call the Museum at (989) 893-5733.
 

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April 12, 2019

City Hall Tour

11:00am

$1.00/person

 

 The Museum will offer a guided tour of historic City Hall leaving from the Museum lobby

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April 13, 2019 

Second Saturday

"History of Trombley/Centre House"

with Patrick Trombley, Patricia Anspaugh & William Wright

1:00pm 
  

  Trombley/Centre House is the oldest frame house still standing in Bay County, built in the classic "Greek Revival Style” popular in the mid-west from 1820-1840. Since being moved from its original site near 24th and Water Streets, the restoration of the home has become a constant effort of many dedicated volunteers under the guidance of the Bay County Historical Society. Its historic herb garden is maintained by the Olde Thyme Herb Society, an affiliate group of the BCHS.  Join members of the Trombley/Centre House Committee for a look back at the history of the structure and renovation plans for the future. 

SPECIAL NOTE: Following the presentation at 2:30pm members of the Trombley House Committee will offer a tour of the house (weather permitting) at 901 JFK Drive. There is no admission charge.

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April 19 - 22, 2019
Museum Closed
 
The Museum will be closed in observance of the Easter holiday  

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May 10, 2019

City Hall Tour

11:00am

$1.00/person

 

 The Museum will offer a guided tour of historic City Hall leaving from the Museum lobby 
 
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May 11, 2019 

Second Saturday

"Bay County Historical Society: A Century of Preservation"

with Corrine Bloomfield & Emily Radlinski

1:00pm 
     

   It’s the 100th birthday of the Bay County Historical Society, so join us at Second Saturday for the celebration! BCHS Chief Curator Corrine Bloomfield and Collections Manager Emily Radlinski will present a look back at the beginnings of the Society to the present day, along with plans for the future. Included in the celebration will be the sealing of a time capsule intended to be opened in 50 years, containing a collection of items reflecting the culture and circumstances of the 21st Century.

  Everyone is invited to take part in the time capsule by purchasing a personal ‘Letter for Tomorrow’ to fill out, which will be shared with future Bay County residents.  To learn more about the letter and time capsule please visit our website.

 

 

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July 19, 2019 

Storm: A Maritime Visual Concert Experience 

with Ric Mixter& Dan Hall
 

1:00pm 

 

State Theatre

913 Washington Avenue, Bay City 

General Admission:  $10.00/person

 

It's fair to say that most of the stories of shipwrecks on the Great Lakes have been lost to the ages. Thousands of ships--from sailing schooners to steel freighters--have vanished from these inland seas. The causes of these accidents varies, from collisions to fire and strandings. But November gales are the most notorious, appearing with little notice during the month when shipping companies are scrambling to get their final loads acrss the lakes before the freeze-up.

 

Storm remembers these terrifying gales and the survivals of sailors who were caught in the tempests. Combining actual eyewitness interviews with spellbinding underwater video, the presentation fuses contemporary music to create a history lesson that cannot be forgotten. 

 

Ric Mixter hosts Storm, transporting the audience back to the age of sail and steam. Dan Hall provides the melody, with lyrics derived from historical accounts of survivors. Dan's songs are as powerful as the massive modern freighters he heralds in "Thousand Foot Keel," and his amazing voice provides requiem to those lost to the lakes.

 

For more information and tickets visit the State Theatre website.