Bay County ... Trails Through Time
For a moment, visualize a tree-lined path to an Anishinabe settlement or the riverbank camp of a voyager. Gaze
for a moment at a white pine or venture into a lumberjack's camp ... these are some of the images that will come to life when
you visit this permanent exhibit housed on the first floor. This 3,700 square-foot gallery features exhibits relating
the distinctive heritage of Bay County from pre-contact days through the present.
The Robert & Anne Hachtel Theatre
Now showing eight
documentaries on local historical topics ready to start whenever you are!
- Legends &
Logs & Launches
- Tracks Through Time
- Cutter Rescues
- Sunken Treasure
- Margin of Victory
- Sawdust & Shantyboys
- The Legacy of Captain Benjamin Boutell
KANTZLER MARITIME GALLERY
Bay City ... Seaport to the World
This gallery showcases our maritime heritage through interactive and informational exhibits featuring
... the men who built the largest wooden ships on the Great Lakes ... Bay City's world famous tug captain ... life on board
ship in the WWII "Donald Duck Navy" ... shipwrecks that line the floor of the Great Lakes ... a young boy who
created a new system of navigation on the Saginaw River ... and more.