Upcoming Events

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

 February 20 & 27th, 2020 
Focus on Architecture: The Richardsonian Romanesque Style
Both tours begin at 10:30am
Cost:  $5.00/person
Current Members of the Bay County Historical Society & Castle Museum are FREE 
  The Historical Museum of Bay County and Castle Museum of Saginaw will offer a unique opportunity to explore two landmarks: Bay City's 1897 City Hall and Saginaw's Hoyt Public Library. Although designed by different architects, they share a common Richardson Romanesque architectural style and tell the heritage of the two communities. 
February 20:  City Hall (Bay City) -  Designed by local architects Pratt & Koeppe, participants will learn the history of the building and explore all four floors plus the clock tower.
February 27: Hoyt Public Library (Saginaw) - The library tour will include a talk about the 1886 competition to select and architect, and the design by Van Brunt & Howe of Boston which was selected.
  Preregistration is required and tours are  limited to the first 25 people. 
 Bay County Historical Society members please call the Museum at (989) 893-5733 to reserve your place.

 March 13, 2020 
City Hall Tour
   The Museum will offer a tour of Bay City's historic City Hall leaving from the Museum lobby. Cost is $1.00/person and tour is limited to the first 25 persons

March 14, 2020 
Second Saturday
"The Most Famous Shipwrecks in History"
with Ric Mixter
  Join us as  award-winning videographer Ric Mixter presents: "The Most Famous Shipwrecks in History."  Ric will explore the "truth from myth" of famous wrecks from Noah's Ark to the Titanic, and will provide insight into what makes a ship noteworthy. He'll share the oldest wrecks discovered as well as the most treasure, and include infamous losses on the Great Lakes.

April 10 - 13, 2020  
Museum Closed

  The Historical Museum will be closed in observance of the Easter holiday, and our regular 2nd Friday City Hall tour and Second Saturday program will not take place. These programs will resume again in May.

May 1 - 3, 2020  
Bay Heritage Quilters Guild Presents
"A Sharing of Quilts XV" 
 Friday & Saturday:  10am to 5pm
 Sunday:  12 noon to 5pm
Admission: $5.00/person 
 Bay County Community Center
800 John F. Kennedy Drive, Bay City 
Across from Veterans Memorial Park 
More than 150 Quilts on Display
 "Tranquility" Raffle Quilt ▪ Vendor Mall
 Special Exhibits ▪ Boutique
 Handicapped Accessible
 For more information visit the Museum website or email  or call (989) 316-1036