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
five documentaries on local historical topics ready to start whenever you are!
- Legends &
Logs & Launches
- Cutter Rescues
- Margin of Victory
- Sawdust & Shantyboys
- The Legacy of
Captain Benjamin Boutell
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.