The Bay County Historical Society is a non-profit organization that manages the Historical Museum of Bay County and cares for Trombley Centre House, at 900 John F. Kennedy Drive in Veterans Memorial Park.
The Museum features exhibits on two floors that showcase Bay County’s rich history from Native Americans and early settlers to the present. The Butterfield Memorial Research Library is located on the first floor, and open weekdays for those wish to do research. Information on submitting a written request may be found on the BCHS website.
The BCHS offers a variety of public tours that highlight Bay County’s history and community. Tours for school or private groups may be arranged with the Education Coordinator. Click here for more information about Tours.
In addition the BCHS offers many online resources such as early cemetery records (Green Ridge, Pine Ridge, Seaman and Jewish), Bay County maps, virtual learning resources for all ages and virtual exhibits.
The Society is home to two affiliate groups: The Bay Heritage Quilters Guild and the Olde Thyme Herb Society. The Quilters meet every Tuesday at the Museum at 10am, and provide demonstrations, do community service projects, and host a biennial quilt show featuring member quilts and those from others around the state. The Herb Society meets the 3rd Wednesday of at 6:30pm from spring to fall at Trombley Centre House, maintaining the herb gardens. The group also hosts herbal and social events throughout the year. New members are welcome to join both groups. Click here to view date and times of events.