Second Saturday


  A series of presentations by local historians held in the Heritage Room 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.  
Programs begin at 1pm
and are FREE to the public
 Programs last about one hour.   For more information call the Museum at (989) 893-5733.



Upcoming Second Saturday 

March 12, 2022
Second Saturday 
 "Frankie Lymon's Tombstone Blues"
 with Gary Johnson

Heritage Room
Historical Museum
Hear the fascinating story of the rise and fall of Frankie Lymon, the first teenage rock and roll idol, and his 1956 hit "Why Do Fools Fall in Love?" His rollercoaster career ended just 12 years later, the result of a drug overdose. 

Lymon was buried in an unmarked grave until the 20th anniversary of his death, when a tombstone was constructed by a  group of doo wap enthusiasts. It was prevented from being placed on his unmarked grave by a famous court case that determined which of the three women he had married--but never divorced-- was the rightful widow and heir to his songwriting fortune.
The presentation will reveal what happened to Frankie Lymon's original tombstone, and how it was acquired by the Historical Museum of Bay County. 




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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2018-2022 Programs: 
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