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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   New Exhibit Now Open...        
"Creations in Scale:  The Practical Art of Ship Models"
Brig. Gen. Richard D. Demara Gallery
This new exhibit will feature several types of ship models from the Museum's collections, many of which have never been on exhibit. These will include be five new ship models from the Patrol Craft Sailors Association collection, and others from the Saginaw River Marine Historical Society's collection.

December 12 & 19, 2014
Trombley House Holiday Open House
Trombley/Centre House
901 John F. Kennedy Drive, Bay City MI

Enjoy old-fashioned games and hot cocoa at Bay City’s oldest frame house decorated for the holidays in 1800s ambiance. There is no admission charge and a great way to spend time with the family during the holiday season. For more information contact the Museum at (989) 893-5733.



December 24 & 25, 2014
Historical Museum Closed
Merry Christmas to all! 

December 31, 2014 & Janary 1, 2015
Historical Museum Closed
Happy New Year 2015 to all! 


January 9, 2015
Guided Tour of City Hall
Leaving from Historical Museum
Cost:  $1.00/person 

The Historical Museum is now giving 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 Historical Museum of Bay County at (989) 893-5733. The Bay County Historical Museum also offers special curriculum related programs for school groups

January 10, 2015
Second Saturday
"Guardians of the Lakes"
with Ric Mixter

  The Saginaw Bay has been guarded by various lifesavers over the years, and the advent of power boating only increased the need for a rescue team situated in one of the trickiest channels on the lakes. Ric Mixter shares some of the difficulties in year-round rescue on the Bay- with rare footage and interviews from the men stationed at the Saginaw River Range Light. Ric will chronicle the history of the light from 1831 to present and showcase some of its proudest moments- including the Jupiter disaster.  Join us as Second Saturday begins its 10th year! 



April 24-26, 2015
Bay Heritage Quilters Guild
Quilt Show 
A Sharing of Quilts XIII
Friday & Saturday:  10am - 6pm
Sunday:  Noon to 4pm 
Scottish Rite Masonic Center
614 Center Avenue,  Bay City