Upcoming Events

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

 February 12, 2016
City Hall Tour
Cost:  $1.00/person 
Begins in the Historical Museum lobby 
321 Washington Avenue 

  The Historical Museum is now offering guided tours of Bay City’s City Hall on the second Friday of each month at 11:00am. The tour will begin from the lobby of the Historical Museum at 11:00am.  Space is limited to first 20 individuals

 February 13, 2016
Second Saturday
"The Bay City Fireworks Festival:
From the Beginning" 
with Terry Watson, Douglas Clark & Brian Dufresne

  One of Bay City's oldest and longest running events, the Bay City Fireworks Festival has enjoyed 53 years of successful events in Downtown Bay City. Two men have been at the helm of this great event throughout its entire history, Terry Watson and Doug Clark.

  Terry Watson was a rookie police officer with the Bay City Police Department when he began building what has become the Staple of Bay City Summers. Terry took what was known, in the beginning, as the F.O.P. Fireworks and turned it into the Bay City Fireworks Festival. Terry Watson continued to grow the festival working with other community leaders along the way turning this little event into a destination for families from all over Michigan.

  Douglas Clark, the current President of the Bay City Fireworks Festival, is a Supervisor at the local transit company here in Bay City. He began with the festival in the summer of 2001, when Terry asked him to join him at a committee meeting; at that meeting Doug was asked to take over as the festival’s Property Manager. A few short years later Terry had found his man to take over this great event that he had started so many years before.

   Join our presenters as they take you “from the beginning” to today and explain why the Bay City Fireworks Festival has maintained its success for 53 years and counting.