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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.
 
 

 

 

Now Open in the Second Floor

Capt. Benjamin Boutell Features Gallery & Brig. Gen. Richard De Demara Gallery:

"Service Above Self:  100 Years of Rotary in Bay City"  

Through July 6, 2015

 
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 July 10, 2015
Fantastic Friday Adventures
"Maritime Art" 
At the Historical Museum
10:00am - 2:00pm
Cost:  $1.00/child  (Adult chaperones and teachers -FREE)
 
 
  Visitors will be able to view ship models from the collection of the Historical Museum and learn what it means to create a model masterpiece. Maritime-themed art such as photographs, murals and paintings by maritime artist Howard Freeman Sprague will help the visitor to step back in time and experience our nautical past. Station-based hands-on activities will allow children to express their creativity by producing their own works of art and poetry, as well as create their own ship models. They will also have the chance to participate in a rain gutter regatta!
 
 
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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 July 10, 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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 July 11, 2015
Second Saturday
"The Construction of the Mackinac Bridge "
with Brig. Gen. Richard Demara (Ret)
1:00pm


  Construction began in May 1954, and when the Mackinac Bridge opened on November 1, 1957, it was the longest suspension bridge in the world. The five-mile bridge, including approaches, is today the world's longest suspension bridge between cable anchorages,

  As an iron worker who spun the cables, Brigadier General Richard D. DeMara (Ret) often worked at the highest point of the bridge. This was one of the most dangerous spots to stand on the entire project, with more than 42,000 miles of wire in the main cables.  Join him as he shares the story of the construction of “Big Mac” with photos that show each phase of construction, and his own personal experiences with the project.

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

 
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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. NOTE: In event of inclement weather the event 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
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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 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