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.

 January 13, 2018
 "The Edmund Fitzgerald Investigations"
 with Ric Mixter
 When launched on June 7, 1952 the USS Edmund Fitzgerald was the largest ship on the Great Lakes. The ship was traveling on Lake Superior with a cargo of ore pellets from Superior, Wisconsin to Detroit when she was caught in a severe storm. Hurricane-force winds caused the ship to sink on November 10, 1975 with the loss of the entire crew of 29.
Join Ric as he presents rare construction footage of the Fitzgerald, and interviews from every major expedition to the site of the shipwreck.


Second Saturday 2018  
 Presentation Schedule*
January 13: The Edmund Fitzgerald Investigations (Ric Mixter)
February 10History of Bangor Twp. (Glenn Rowley)
March 10:  Bay Concert Band (Peter Makar)** 
April 14:  History of Monitor Sugar (TBD) 
May 12: 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 Programs:
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2017 Programs

1-14-17:    Lake Erie Stories with Ric Mixter 

2-11-17:   Crossing Bridges: The Bay County Library System with Mary Penn 

3-11-17: Public Art's Effect on Community with Tara Welch 

4-8-17No videotaped broadcast this month

5-13-17:   Broadcast unavailable

6-10-17Bay City's Music Center with Fred Herter and Heather Leser

7-10-17:  Bay County United Way with Tera Wieland Szeliga

8-12-17: Bay City Players with Leeds Bird and Kathy Pawloski

9-9-17:  Hell's Half Mile Film & Music Festival with Alan LaFave

10-14-17: History of Rowley Brothers Wholesale Company with Michael Rowley 

11-11-17: Begick's Nursery with Paul Begick