About Us

  The Bay County Historical Society is a non-profit organization that manages the Historical Museum of Bay County and cares for the Trombley Centre House located in Veterans Memorial Park.
  The roots of the Bay County Historical Society began over 135 years ago when a group of citizens created the Bay County Pioneer Society with the purpose of preserving the history of Bay County.  While lasting less than two decades, this "pioneering" group of some of Bay County's most prominent citizens paved the way for the current society which dates back to 1919.  The Bay County Historical Society was formed with the intent of promoting the study, collection and preservation of Bay County's story.  Rising from humble beginnings and continuing to reach for the highest level of standards, the Bay County Historical Society continues its commitment to preserving our history through the backing of our members 

Our Staff

Michael Bacigalupo
Jamie Kramer
Research Library Manager 
Sam Fitzpatrick
Education Coordinator
Diane Wagar
Finance Manager
Pamela De Boe
Media and Outreach Coordinator
   & Special Collections Manager


The Bay County Historical Society and the Historical Museum of Bay County are housed within the former National Guard Armory.  This building, constructed in 1910, has been the home of the Society since 1988.  Previous locations include the halls of Central High School, the second floor of the Bay County Building and the Diebel Home at Center Avenue and N. Hampton Street.

History of the Bay City Armory Building

Our Board of Directors

 The business of the Society is under the direct supervision of a Board of Directors serving two three-year terms.
 Michael Weiler
Vice President 
Matthew Beattie
Robert Pawlak
Leo Borrello 
Gary Johnson
Stephen Kent 
George Shaw