Second Saturday


  A series of presentations by local historians held at the Historical Museum of Bay County on the second Saturday of each month from January-November.  Past topics have ranged from railroads to shipwrecks, coal mining to baseball... first person interpretations to virtual tours.  Second Saturday begins its 12th year in 2018!
Programs begin at 1pm
and are FREE to the public
 Programs last about one hour.  Light refreshments are provided.  For more information call the Museum at (989) 893-5733.

Second Saturday 2019  

Presentation Schedule Preview

All presentations will be held at the Museum

January 12:  The Final Voyage of the Edward E. Skeele (Ric Mixter)

February 9:  Bay City’s ‘Fake Zombies” Rock and Roll Scandal (Gary Johnson)

March 9:   History + Community= Art (Michael Mosher)

April 13:  History of Trombley/Centre House (Patrick Trombley, Pat Ansbaugh & Bill Wright)

May 11: The 100th Birthday of the Bay County Historical Society (Corrine Bloomfield)

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


 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.  




Second Saturday
& Special Events Archive
Now on YouTube! 
 Did you miss a presentation? 
 We’ve partnered with Bay County TV to make videotaped broadcasts of each month’s Second Saturday program  and other special Museum events available on YouTube at the links below.
 For a current Bay County TV schedule and broadcast information visit them on Facebook.
Second Saturday Video Archives 
2016-2017 Programs:
Visit this page 
2018 Programs:
Visit this page

2019 Programs: 

 January 12:  The Final Voyage of the Edward E. Skeele (Ric Mixter)