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.
SPECIAL NOTE: Following
the presentation at 2:30pm members of the Trombley House Committee will offer a tour of the house (weather permitting) at
901 JFK Drive. There is no admission charge.
April 19 - 22, 2019
The Museum will be closed in observance
of the Easter holiday
May 10, 2019
City Hall Tour
will offer a guided tour of historic City Hall leaving from the Museum lobby
May 11, 2019
"Bay County Historical Society: A Century of Preservation"
with Corrine Bloomfield & Emily Radlinski
It’s the 100th birthday of the
Bay County Historical Society, so join us at Second Saturday for the celebration! BCHS Chief Curator Corrine Bloomfield and Collections Manager Emily Radlinski will present a look back at
the beginnings of the Society to the present day, along with plans for the future. Included in the celebration will be the sealing of a time capsule intended to
be opened in 50 years, containing a collection of items reflecting the culture and circumstances of the 21st Century.
Everyone is invited to take part in the time capsule by purchasing a personal ‘Letter
for Tomorrow’ to fill out, which will be shared with future Bay County residents. To
learn more about the letter and time capsule please visit our website.
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.