Upcoming Events

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


December 7 & 14 , 2018 

Trombley/Centre House Holiday Open House 

901 John F. Kennedy Drive



 Enjoy old-fashioned games and hot cocoa at Bay City’s oldest frame house deorated for the holidays in 1800s ambiance. Visit the parlor where the family entertained their guests and view old-fashioned dolls and toys, see the dining room where boarders once shared a meal, peer into the 1880s kitchen and smell the aroma of food prepared on a wood stove.


 There is no admission charge, and it’s a great way to spend time with the family during the holiday season. 


 December 8 & 15, 2018 

Breakfast with Santa



Trombley Centre House

901 John F. Kennedy 


Tickets: $10.00/person


  Two Saturday mornings in December will be magical for children when they have a chance to sit down to breakfast with Santa himself! Seating is limited for this event, and reservations are required. All children must be accompanied by an adult. (NOTE: Limit of 15 tickets per family)

  Tickets must be purchased in advance in the Museum Store-- there are no sales at the door. Sales will begin on November 1st!



December 9 & 16 , 2018 

Trombley/Centre House Holiday Craft Event

901 John F. Kennedy Drive




 Volunteers will help visitors craft their own pine cone and peanut butter bird feeder! There is no admission charge. 

December 14, 2018  
City Hall Tour

Leaves from the Museum Lobby



The Historical Museum offers guided tours of Bay City’s City Hall on the second Friday of each month. Cost is $1.00 per person, and space is limited to the first 20 persons.


January 12, 2019 

Second Saturday

"The Final Voyage of the Edward E. Skeele"

with Ric Mixter



 Join award-winning videographer Ric Mixter as he searches Lake Huron for the lost schooner Edward E. Skeele, which was chronicled in photographs during its last voyage for cedar posts near Manitoulin Island.  The loss of the ship is one of the few to have such a detailed record of its sinking, and the location of the remains seemed like it would be easy.  Ric has used the internet to chase down clues, and also found that the wreck's captain has a tie to another wreck near Alpena.  From U-boats to Schooners, you know Ric will tie it all together in a fun lecture as Second Saturday's first presenter for 2019!