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Upcoming Events

 
  
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Hell's Half Mile Walking Tours
with Sam Fitzpatrick 
 


Friday, August 12th
Friday, August 26th
 
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 Friday, September 16th
 Friday, September 23rd 
 
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 Friday, October 7th
 Friday, October 21st  
 
1:00pm -2:00pm 
 
 
 Tours leave from the Museum lobby
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 NOTE: The tours will include historical references containing graphic violence and adult subject matter.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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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. 
 
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 September 10, 2022
 
 Second Saturday

"Pinconning:  Yesterday and Today" 
 
with Pinconning Arts Council Members: Ellen Charlebois, Mike Stoner, Mary La Pan and Carole Maida 
 
  In recognition of the 150th birthday of the city of Pinconning, the Pinconning Arts Council set out to capture some of yesterday and today's life in the city. A special committee was formed, and work began to gather information. The result became "Pinconning:  Yesterday and Today," a history book of the local community.
  Join members of the Council as they share the history Pinconning, and stories of notables who helped build the city of today. Copies of the book will be available at the presentation for sale and signing by the members.