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.

June 9, 2018
 "History of the Bay City Boys & Girls Club"
 with Ginger Drzewicki, Jerry Gomez & Ray Garcia

  The Boys Club opened its doors on Adams Street in 1957 under the supervision of the Bay City Police Department. In the 1970's, the Club moved into the Quonset huts at their current location, 300 West Lafayette Avenue, known as the Bay City Boys Club. Over the decades, the organization has seen remarkable growth in the number of children served. In 1991, Boys Clubs of America changed their name to Boys & Girls Clubs, allowing girls in common membership.

  Boys & Girls Clubs of the Great Lakes Bay Region has been in operation for over five decades. The organization today runs programs in six facilities: the original Bay City Unit; Essexville Unit (since 2001), Pinconning Unit (since 2001), Saginaw and Carrollton Units (since 2011) and KidsCampUs (since 2017).

  Join CEO Ginger Drzewicki and Directors Jerry Gomez and Ray Garcia for a look at the history of the Club to today’s programs and services.


  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 Michigan 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, Ray Garcia & Jerry Gomez)
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
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 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 

3-10-18:   Broadcast is unavailable

4-14-18:    History of Michigan Sugar Company with Rob Clark and Alissa Kane

5-12-18:   Letters to Tomorrow: The John F. Kennedy Peace Capsule with Ron Bloomfield