Hell's Half Mile Walking Tours
with Sam Fitzpatrick
Friday, August 12th
Friday, August 26th
Friday, September 16th
Friday, September 23rd
Friday, October 7th
Friday, October 21st
Tours leave from the Museum lobby
321 Washington Avenue, Bay City
Rain or Shine
Cost: $10/ Adult ● $5/12 and under
Tickets on sale
now in the Museum Store and day of tour
In the late 1800s at the end of the lumbering season, as many as 5000 lumberjacks ("shanty boys")
would collect their hard-earned pay, and head for a six-block strip along Bay City's waterfront called "Hell's Half Mile."
There they would find a variety of gambling houses, theatres, raucous saloons and brothels, as well as catacombs under the
Join Sam Fitzpatrick for a walking tour down Water Street and the surrounding area, as he shares
the history of this notorious district, and stories of persons who helped give Hell's Half Mile its fame. Ticketholders can receive $1.50 of one Hell's Half Mile t-shirt
in the Museum Store. Please present your ticket for the discount price.
NOTE: The tours will include historical references containing graphic violence
and adult subject matter. Discretion is recommended for those taking part in the tours, particularly if children are to be
September 3, 2022 - September 5, 2022
The Historical Museum will be
closed in observance of the Labor Day holiday.
re-open on Tuesday September 6th.
"Pinconning: Yesterday and Today"
Arts Council Members: Ellen Charlebois, Mike Stoner, Mary La Pan and Carole Maida
In recognition of the 150th birthday of the city of Pinconning,
the Pinconning Arts Council set out to capture some of yesterday and today's life in the city. A special committee was formed,
and work began to gather information. The result became "Pinconning: Yesterday and Today," a history book
of the local community.
Join members of the Council as they share the history Pinconning, and stories of notables who helped build the city
of today. Copies of the book will be available at the presentation for sale and signing by the members.