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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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October 12, 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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October 13, 2018 

Second Saturday

"Abandoned but Not Forgotten: The Story of Pine Ridge Cemetery"

with Chelsea Berg

1:00pm 

 

Explore the story of how Bay City's first designated burial ground went from being abandoned and overgrown to a historic site with local author Chelsea Berg. Pine Ridge Cemetery was founded in 1858 and prospered, but within one hundred years it would fall into a state of disrepair. The final resting place of over 150 Civil War veterans and many other significant individuals from the region, each resident of the cemetery has a story waiting to be told. Owned by no one and no longer an active cemetery, Pine Ridge could not exist without the small group of devoted volunteers who care for it.

 

   Copies of Chelsea's book "Abandoned but Not Forgotten:  History Etched in Stone" will be available at the presentation for sale and signing by the author. (Note: Cash/check sales only, no charges available)

 
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November 9, 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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November 10, 2018 

Second Saturday

"The Story of Herman Hiss & Company Jewelers"

with Tom Tabor

1:00pm

 

  In 1867 Herman Hiss opened a jewelry store on the corner of Water and Center Streets in Bay City, at the site of the former Mill End building. His son Florian began working in the store at the age of 8, and in 1910, Herman and Florian moved the growing business to the W.R. Knepp building on Washington Avenue. Later in the early months of 1929, Florian began construction of the current store across the street at 905 Washington Avenue, which had become the “Main Street” of the town’s business district.

  The tradition has continued through the years to today as Florian’s daughter Sally and her husband Thomas Tabor, along with their children--and now grandchildren--manage the family-owned store.

  Join the great-grandson of the founder as he shares memories and the history of this well-known business operating for over 150 years in downtown Bay City.

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December 7 & 14 , 2018 

Trombley/Centre House Holiday Open House 

901 John F. Kennedy Drive

6:00-8:00pm

 

 Enjoy old-fashioned games and hot cocoa at Bay City’s oldest frame house deorated for the holidays in 1800s ambiance. Visit the parlor where the family entertained their guests and view old-fashioned dolls and toys, see the dining room where boarders once shared a meal, peer into the 1880s kitchen and smell the aroma of food prepared on a wood stove.

 

 There is no admission charge, and it’s a great way to spend time with the family during the holiday season. 

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 December 8 & 15, 2018 

Breakfast with Santa

9:30am

 

Trombley Centre House

901 John F. Kennedy 

 

Tickets: $10.00/person

 

  Two Saturday mornings in December will be magical for children when they have a chance to sit down to breakfast with Santa himself! Seating is limited for this event, and reservations are required. All children must be accompanied by an adult. (NOTE: Limit of 15 tickets per family)
 

  Tickets must be purchased in advance in the Museum Store-- there are no sales at the door. Sales will begin on November 1st!

 

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December 9 & 16 , 2018 

Trombley/Centre House Holiday Craft Event

901 John F. Kennedy Drive

2:00-4:00pm

 

 

 Volunteers will help visitors craft their own pine cone and peanut butter bird feeder! There is no admission charge. 

 
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December 14, 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.