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Upcoming Events

 
  
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Hell's Half Mile Walking Tours
with Sam Fitzpatrick 
 


 
 Saturday, July 9  &  Saturday, July 23
1:00pm -2:00pm  3:00-4:00pm 
 
 
 Tours leave from the steps of the Museum
321 Washington Avenue, Bay City
Rain or Shine 
 
Ticket Cost:   $10/ Adult    $5/12 and under
Tickets on sale now in the Museum Store and day of tour 
 
 
 In the late 1800s at the end of the lumbering season, as many as 5000 lumberjacks ("shanty boys") would collect their hard-earned pay, and head for a six-block strip along Bay City's waterfront called "Hell's Half Mile." There they would find a variety of gambling houses, theatres, raucous saloons and brothels, as well as catacombs under the city streets.
 
 Join Sam Fitzpatrick for a walking tour down Water Street and the surrounding area, as he shares the history of this notorious district, and stories of persons who helped give Hell's Half Mile its fame. Ticketholders can receive $1.50 of one Hell's Half Mile t-shirt in the Museum Store. Please present your ticket for the discount price.
 
 NOTE: The tours will include historical references containing graphic violence and adult subject matter. Discretion is recommended for those taking part in the tours, particularly if children are to be included. 
 
 
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July 1, 2022 - July 4, 2022
 
 Museum Closed
 

The Historical Museum will be closed in observance of the Independence Day holiday.
We will re-open on Tuesday July 5th.
 
 
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September 3, 2022 - September 5, 2022
 
 Museum Closed
 

The Historical Museum will be closed in observance of the Labor Day holiday.
We will re-open on Tuesday September 6th.