March 8, 2019
City Hall Tour
The Museum will offer a guided tour
of historic City Hall leaving from the Museum lobby
March 9, 2019
"History + Community=Art"
with Michael Mosher
Perhaps the most successful community mural project by Mike Mosher’s Art 433
Community Murals class is in downtown Bay City, memorable moments from the city's history now on the Bayshire Building on
Saginaw Street (corner 4th Street).
Students in the Winter 2018 class
worked with the Downtown Management Board, Studio 23 and local history expert Eric Jylha to select imagery for ten shaped
acrylics on plywood panels depicting local types, personages and events from our 19th & 20th century. Civil War
soldiers, fire rescue and fireworks, local athletes and eccentrics, lumber industries, and rock music associated with the
city are all honored in creative contemporary interpretations. Bay City’s prodigal daughter Madonna is depicted
in one panel leading the Tall Ships.
Mr. Mosher will use this mural to discuss history motifs
in his own projects, like “The Mission Reds at Woodward’s Gardens” and “San Francisco’s Music”
at its Laguna Honda Hospital. He will discuss what makes an effective community mural, and the difference between big
paintings, public art, community art, graffiti and street art.
April 12, 2019
City Hall Tour
The Museum will offer a guided tour of historic
City Hall leaving from the Museum lobby
April 13, 2019
"History of Trombley/Centre House"
with Patrick Trombley, Patricia
Anspaugh & William Wright
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.
May 10, 2019
City Hall Tour
will offer a guided tour of historic City Hall leaving from the Museum lobby
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 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.