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.

April 28, 2018
 "The History of the Monitor Sugar Company"
 with Rob Clark & Alissa Kane
  In 1901 the German-American Sugar Company was built in West Bay City in the Salzburg area. Throughout the 20th Century it weathered tough economic climates, changed hands several times and evolved into the Monitor Sugar Company that has become a well-known landmark in the area.  In 2004 Monitor Sugar was joined with Michigan Sugar as a one grower-owned cooperative under the name Michigan Sugar Company.

Join Rob Clark and Alissa Kane for a look back at the history of the Monitor Sugar Company and its role in the Bay County community. 


  Second Saturday 2018  

 Presentation Schedule*
January 13: The Edmund Fitzgerald Investigations (Ric Mixter)
February 10Bangor Township: Past, Present & Future (Glenn Rowley)
March 10:  Bay Concert Band (James Griffiths & Peter Makar)** 
April 14:  History of Monitor Sugar (Rob Clark & Alissa Kane) 
May 12: Letters to Tomorrow: JFK Peace Time Capsule (Ron Bloomfield)
June 9: History of Boys and Girls Club (Ginger Drzewicki)
July 14: History of River of Time (Jan Rau)
August 11:  History of Gougeon Bros. (Alana Gurski) 
September 8: Hell's Half Mile Film Festival (Alan LaFave) 
October 13:   Story of Pine Ridge Cemetery (Chelsea Berg)
November 10: History of Herman Hiss & Co. (Tom Tabor)
**No December Presentation** 
*Topic and speaker may be subject to change
**Will be held off-site in conjunction with Michigan History Day finals 

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.
2016-2017 Programs:
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2018 Programs

1-13-18:    The Edmund Fitzgerald Investigations with Ric Mixter 

2-10-18:  Bangor Township: Past, Present & Future with Glenn Rowley