Upcoming Events

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

October 26, 2019
Downtown Bay City Architecture Walking Tour
Leaves from the Museum Lobby
Tour #1:  1:00pm - 2:00pm
Tour #2:  3:00 - 4:00pm 
 **Rain or Shine**

Cost:  $10/adults & $5/children under 12

  Today, just like in Bay City’s past, we have a booming downtown. Old buildings filled with charm dot the main roads of Washington, Madison, and Center Aves. Everything a successful “heart” of a city needed could be found here: drug stores, markets, clothiers, restaurants, grocers, government offices, and entertainment venues.

  Local architects Pratt and Koeppe were famous for constructing most of the sites to be seen on this tour and left behind an architectural legacy. Albert Kahn of Detroit (the Fisher Building, Cadillac Place, and the Belle Isle Conservatory among others) even had a hand in some designs here.    

  Besides beauty and splendor, these buildings also hold stories that help shaped our city’s—and country’s—history. Join Sam Fitzpatrick in a walking tour of Downtown Bay City to learn more about the grandeur and importance of these structures.   

November 9, 2019
City Hall Tour
  We will offer a tour of Bay City's historic City Hall, leaving from the Museum lobby at 11am. Cost is $1/ person and the tour is limited to 25 persons

November 10, 2019 
Second Saturday 

"The Story of Santa House"

with Mary Ida & Jeff Doan
   Named in honor of “Santa and Mrs. Claus” Nate and Mary Ida Doan, the Santa House located near the Bay County Community Center on John F. Kennedy Drive is a non-profit organization which operates on donations from the public. This allows all children to visit, regardless of their financial situation or age. Join Mary Ida and Jeff Doanas they present the history of the house and plans for this year’s Christmas season. This will be our last presentation for 2019...join us again on January 11, 2020!