City Hall Tour
tours of historic City Hall will be on hiatus from June - August, and will resume again on September 13, 2019
There will be no presentations June-August
Please join us again on September 14, 2019!
Storm: A Maritime
Visual Concert Experience
with Ric Mixter& Dan
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 across 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.
July 27, 2019
Half Mile" Walking Tour
with Sam Fitzpatrick
Tour #1: 1:00-2:00pm
Tour #2: 3:00-4:00pm
Cost: $10/adult $5/children 12 and under
late 1800s at the end of the lumbering season, as many as 5000 lumberjacks ("shanty boys") would collect their hard-earned
pay and head for a six-block strip along Bay City's waterfront called "Hell's Half Mile." There they would find
a variety of gambling houses, theaters, raucous saloon and brothels, as well as tunnels and catacombs under the city streets--perfect
for passage, brawls or maybe even to drag a body out for disposal.
Join Sam Fitzpatrick for a walking tour down Water Street and the surrounding area,
as he shares the history of this notorious district and stories of persons who gave Hell's Half Mile its fame.
The tours will include historical references containing graphic violence and adult subject matter. Discretion is recommended
for those taking part in the tour, particularly if children are to be present. Parking is available in the lot behind the
Museum on Saginaw Street.