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)

April 13, 2019
"History of Trombley/Centre House"
 with Patrick Trombley, Patricia Anspaugh & William Wright

  Trombley/Centre House is the oldest frame house still standing in Bay County, built in the classic "Greek Revival Style” popular in the mid-west from 1820-1840. Since being moved from its original site near 24th and Water Streets, the restoration of the home has become a constant effort of many dedicated volunteers under the guidance of the Bay County Historical Society. Its historic herb garden is maintained by the Olde Thyme Herb Society, an affiliate group of the BCHS.  Join members of the Trombley/Centre House Committee for a look back at the history of the structure and renovation plans for the future. 

  SPECIAL NOTE: Following the presentation at 2:30pm members of the Trombley House Committee will offer a tour of the house (weather permitting) at 901 JFK Drive. There is no admission charge  




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:
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2018 Programs:
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2019 Programs: 

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

February 9:  Bay City's "Fake Zombies" Rock & Roll Scandal (Gary Johnson)

March 9:   History + Community=Art" with Michael Mosher