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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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March 8, 2019

City Hall Tour

11:00am

$1.00/person

 

 The Museum will offer a guided tour of historic City Hall leaving from the Museum lobby

 

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March 9, 2019 

Second Saturday

"History + Community=Art"

with Michael Mosher

1:00pm

 

 

  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.  

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April 12, 2019

City Hall Tour

11:00am

$1.00/person

 

 The Museum will offer a guided tour of historic City Hall leaving from the Museum lobby

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April 13, 2019 

Second Saturday

"History of Trombley/Centre House"

with Patrick Trombley, Patricia Anspaugh & William Wright

1:00pm 
  

  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. 

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May 10, 2019

City Hall Tour

11:00am

$1.00/person

 

 The Museum will offer a guided tour of historic City Hall leaving from the Museum lobby 

 

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July 19, 2019 

Storm: A Maritime Visual Concert Experience 

with Ric Mixter& Dan Hall
 

1:00pm 

 

State Theatre

913 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.