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.

 March 10, 2018
 "The History of the Bay Concert Band"
 with James Griffiths
   The group was formed in 1977, when ads in the Bay City Times asked if former high school band members might like to help organize a community band. Seventy-seven musicians attended the first rehearsal, and the band has been active ever since.

  Join band President James Griffiths for a look at the band’s history and future projects.


  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)** 
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.
2016-2017 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