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Upcoming Events

For more information on the events below see our "Annual Events" page
or call the Museum at (989) 893-5733.
 
 

 
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 July 24, 2015
Fantastic Friday Adventures
"Birds of the Saginaw Bay" 
At Trombley/Centre House, 901 John F. Kennedy Drive, Bay City
10:00am - 2:00pm
Cost:  $1.00/child  (Adult chaperones and teachers -FREE)
 
  This station-based interactive program  will help both children and their adult chaperones understand the importance of our feathered friends! Visitors will learn about the birds of our area and how they interact with our environment. Create and take home bird-related crafts. The setting for this program will be historic Trombley/Centre House, where visitors will have the opportunity to explore the house and gardens, as well as the many gardens in Veterans Memorial Park area. Staff from the Saginaw Basin Land Conservancy will present "Birds of the Saginaw Bay; A History of Incredible Wildlife." The first presentation is scheduled from 11:00-12:00, the second from 1:00-2:00. Don't forget a yard chair or blanket if you are attending the presentations! Note: In the event of inclement weather, this program will be held at the Museum.
 
   
Join the Bay County Historical Society this summer for visits filled with activities, fun facts and take-home crafts. Our "Fantastic Friday Adventures" feature hands-on station-based activities in an open house style format. Stay for an hour... or bring a picnic and stay for the day! Cost includes take home crafts. For more information contact Corrine at the Museum (989) 893-5733.         

 
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 August 7, 2015
Fantastic Friday Adventures
"Happy Birthday Bay City! Bay City's Sesquicentennial" 
At the Historical Museum
10:00am - 2:00pm
Cost:  $1.00/child  (Adult chaperones and teachers -FREE)
 
 
  Visit the Historical Museum and learn how our community grew from five villages, to two cities to one combined community. Journey through our Trails Through Time gallery to learn about important resources and industries that brought people to the area that became Bay City. Hands-on activies and games and crafts will focus on our community. Kids can use their imaginations to creat their own town or design a bridge. Visitors to the program may also participate in a free City Hall tour from 11:00-12:00.
 
 
Join the Bay County Historical Society this summer for visits filled with activities, fun facts and take-home crafts. Our "Fantastic Friday Adventures" feature hands-on station-based activities in an open house style format. Stay for an hour... or bring a picnic and stay for the day! Cost includes take home crafts. For more information contact Corrine at the Museum (989) 893-5733

 
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 August 8, 2015
Second Saturday
"A Journey Through Lost Bay City "
with Ron Bloomfield
1:00pm

  "Do You Remember” is usually a phrase that conjures up memories of something that was lost, but not forgotten. Some are simply gone, some replaced, and some are hiding in plain sight.   Join the Bay County Historical Society’s Director of Operations and Chief Historian, Ron Bloomfield, on a virtual tour through many of Bay City’s “lost” places and things that are featured in his new book, Lost Bay City, due out on July 13, 2015.  Copies of the book will be available in the Museum Store, which can be signed by the author after the presentation.

Seating is limited for our Second Saturday presentations... come early to assure your seat


 
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 August 14, 2015
Guided Tour of City Hall
Leaving from the Historical Musem
11:00am
Cost:  $1.00/person 
 
  The Historical Museum is now offering guided tours of City Hall on the second Friday of each month at 11:00am. To participate please meet in the lobby of the Museum.  Space is limited to 20 individuals.
    
If you wish to schedule a tour of City Hall for your group of 10 or more, please call the Museum at (989) 893-5733. The  Museum also offers special curriculum related program for school groups. 

 
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 September 26-27, 2015
River of Time Living History Encampment
Veterans Memorial Park
   
This annual event held on the banks of the Saginaw River in Veterans Memorial Park draws re-enactors from all over the country to dress, work and live as people did from several eras in Michigan's past.  Representing time periods from pre-contact Native Americans, Revolutionary War, French and Indian War, Civil War, and the great World Wars, this free, family-oriented, educational event is a wonderful way to look back at simpler if not more difficult times.
 
Friday September 25th is Education Day!
 For more information contact the Museum or Jan Rau at (989) 686-6834.