The Bay County Historical Society is a non-profit organization that manages the Historical Museum of Bay County and cares for the Trombley Centre House located in Veterans Memorial Park. The roots of the Bay County Historical Society began over 135 years ago when a group of citizens created the Bay County Pioneer Society with the purpose of preserving the history of Bay County. While lasting less than two decades, this "pioneering" group of some of Bay County's most prominent citizens paved the way for the current society which dates back to 1919. The Bay County Historical Society was formed with the intent of promoting the study, collection and preservation of Bay County's story. Rising from humble beginnings and continuing to reach for the highest level of standards, the Bay County Historical Society continues its commitment to preserving our history through the backing of our members
The Saginaw Valley Naval Ship Museum is dedicated to documenting the history of the United States Navy. The museum will be permanently housed in the USS Edson, a retired United States Navy destroyer that has recently been converted to a museum. The museum is located in Bay City, Michigan, United States. The man responsible for this destroyer being opened for a museum is Mike Kegley, the president of the Saginaw Valley Naval Ship Museum, who has worked on the project for the last fifteen years. This destroyer will be the main event for the museum as it has plans to expand into other exhibits in the years to come.
Bay City State Recreation Area has one of the largest remaining freshwater, coastal wetlands on the Great Lakes, the Tobico Marsh. More than a thousand feet of sandy beach and over 2,000 acres of wetland woods, wet meadows, cattail marshlands and oak savannah prairies make it an ideal staging area for migratory birds. Visit the Saginaw Bay Visitor Center