Upcoming Events

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

December 8 & 15, 2017 
Trombley/Centre House 
Holiday Open House
Free Admission
Trombley/Centre House
901 John F. Kennedy Drive, Bay City 

 Trombley/Centre House, the oldest frame house in Bay City, will host a Holiday Open House for two Friday evenings in December.  Be sure and plan to visit this historic home as it is decorated for the holidays!


Visit the parlor where the family entertained their guests, 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.  Play a game with your children, enjoy the 1800s holiday ambiance and maybe a cookie and some hot chocolate, too!


December 9 & 16, 2017 
Breakfast with Santa
Cost:  $7.00/person
Trombley/Centre House
901 John F. Kennedy Drive, Bay City

Saturday mornings in December are magical as children have a chance to sit down to breakfast with Santa himself! Seating is limited and reservations are required. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets must be purchased in advance in the Museum Store—no sales at the door.


Sorry tickets are all sold out !


December 10 & 17, 2017 
Holiday Craft Fun
Trombley/Centre House
901 John F. Kennedy Drive, Bay City

Volunteers at Trombley House will help visitors create a "pine cone and peanut butter" bird feeder! No admission charge.


Museum Holiday Hours
December 23-26:  CLOSED
December 30-January 2:  CLOSED
Happy Holidays to all!

January 13, 2018 
Second Saturday
"The Edmund Fitzgerald Investigations"
with Ric Mixter

When launched on June 7, 1958, the SS Edmund Fitzgerald was the largest ship on North America's Great Lakes, and she remains the largest to have sunk there. The ship was traveling on Lake Superior with a cargo of ore pellets from Superior, Wisconsin in route to Detroit, when she was caught in a severe storm. Hurricane-force winds caused the ship to sink on November 10, 1975 with the loss of the entire crew of 29.

Join Ric Mixter as he presents rare construction footage of the Fitzgerald, and interviews from every major expedition to the site of the shipwreck.


Saturday, January 20, 2018
Comedy Night with Rob Little 
State Theatre
  913 Washington Avenue
Bay City, MI 
Tickets: $27 
Watch Rob in action, and you’ll agree that he is one of the very best stand-up comedians in the country. A sketch comedy player on the Fox Sports Net Show, "The Best Damn Sports Show Period" and "Last Call with Carson Daly," Little uses his training from the world famous Second City Comedy Club to create routines that are inventive, funny, spontaneous, and completely unique. He headlines clubs and colleges all over the country, has appeared in national television commercials and on such shows as Comedy Central's “Distraction,” Fox News and SiTV's “Latino Laugh Festival.” He also earned a role on the CBS network summer hit series, “Fire me Please.” Rob’s recently released 3rd comedy DVD/CD, is another testament to his talent and status as a comedic force. For more information visit the State Theatre website
Sponsored by the State Theatre, Bay Arts Council, Bay City Players, Bay County Historical Society, Studio 23, Bay Concert Band, Bay County Library System and  Delta College Planetarium  


April 6-7, 2018 
Bay Heritage Quilters & Studio 23 Present:
"A Sharing of Quilts XIV"
Silent Auction & Vendors 
Free Admissio
Opening Reception: April 5, 2018  
(Silent Auction begins)
Quilt Exhibit remains through May 18, 2018 
  Tuesday-Friday:  11am-5pm
Thursday:  11am-7pm
Saturday:  12noon-4pm 
Studio 23/The Arts Center
901 N. Water Street 
Bay City, MI 
(989) 894-2323
          For more information visit the 2018 Quilt Show page