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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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July 13, 2018 

City Hall Tour

Leaves from the Museum Lobby

11:00am

 

The 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

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 July 14, 2018 

Second Saturday

"The History of the River of Time Living History Event"

with Jan Rau

1:00pm

 

  River of Time may be well known in 2018, but in 1991 it was a gamble.  In 1990 a group of reenactors met at the Bay Democrat Press and brainstormed on bringing living history to Bay City. 

  Take a walk down memory lane with event chairperson Jan Rau, as she shares the development and growth of this popular event that draws re-enactors from all over the country to dress, work and live as people did from several eras in Michigan's past. 

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 July 20, 2018 

Mornings at the Museum 

"Maritime Art and Adventure"

10:00am - 12Noon

Cost: $1.00/child  (adult chaperones & teachers free)


  Station-based, hands-on activities will allow children to express their creativity by producing their own works of art and poetry inspired by the art and photographs on exhibit in the Kantzler Maritime Gallery.  They will have the opportunity to create a ship using the Big Blue Blocks as well as creating their own tall ship model to take home.  Through games and crafts they will gain a hands-on appreciation for Bay County’s nautical past.  

 

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August 10, 2018 

City Hall Tour

Leaves from the Museum Lobby

11:00am

 

The 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

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August 11, 2018 
Second Saturday
"The History of Gougeon Brothers"
with Alan Gurski
1:00pm

 

  Gougeon Brothers, Inc. has been located on the banks of the Saginaw River in Bay City since the company opened its doors to build iceboats in 1969. With the help of Herbert Dow, an avid sailor, brothers Meade and Jan Gougeon began to work with chemists I Dow Chemical’s epoxy lab, where they developed resins and hardeners that could be used as adhesives and coatings. From this came the formulations that West Bay Products are based upon. By 1973 younger brother Joel and joined the company, and the brothers’ small boat shop on Martin Street in Bay City had become the largest builder of ice boats in the U.S.

   

 Join CEO Alan Gurski for a look back at the company’s early days, to its growth today as its products are used in not only the marine industry, but in everything from architectural restoration and even spacecraft.