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Visit us today and explore the stories of Saginaw County.

The Historical Society of Saginaw County is committed to serving the community by telling the story of Saginaw County through exploration, preservation, and presentation.

Hours

Sun: 1 - 4:30 p.m.

Mon - Wed: 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Thurs: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Fri & Saturday: 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Adults: $1

Children: .50 cents

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The Castle Museum and History on the Move are supported in part by awards from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Events & Programs

$1 for adults | .50 for children | Free for HSSC Members

Morley Room at the Castle Museum

Lunch & Learn: Gardner Williams: Saginaw’s Man of Many Firsts

01/07/2020

Noon

This presentation will focus on the life of Gardner Davenport Williams from his early days in Saginaw as a trader and shopkeeper to his final days as Saginaw’s first mayor.

Free

Castle Museum

Story Time at the Castle

01/16/2020

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Each month story time is held in a different area in the museum in a cozy setting. Each story read will be inspired by that area. There will be a short exploration along with some playtime. Group is limited to 10 to 15 children ages 3 to 5. RSVP is a must. 

Free

Morley Room at the Castle Museum

Millage Informational Meeting

01/28/2020

1 p.m.

Join us for an informational meeting about the upcoming August 2020 Millage Vote that will decide the future of the Castle Museum of Saginaw County History, as well as the historical museums in Bridgeport, Chesaning, Frankenmuth and St. Charles. Open to all members, guests, and anyone interested in preserving the stories and history of our local communities. Guests need only to attend one of the three meetings.

Free

Castle Museum

Story Time at the Castle

02/06/2020

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Each month story time is held in a different area in the museum in a cozy setting. Each story read will be inspired by that area. There will be a short exploration along with some playtime. Group is limited to 10 to 15 children ages 3 to 5. RSVP is a must. 

$1 for adults | .50 for children | Free for HSSC Members

Morley Room at the Castle Museum

Lunch & Learn: The "Gear" : 114 years of Success and Change

02/25/2020

Noon

Nexteer Automotive, better known by many as Saginaw Steering Gear, played a key role in the development and growth of the automotive industry in Michigan. The "Gear" was founded by three local entrepreneurs who took the first letters of their last name and created the company's name "Jacox."

 

Learn the story that spans 114 years of innovation and success with presenter Steven M. Baird.

Visitors are always welcome to bring their own lunch or enjoy the light refreshments provided by the Castle Museum.

$1 for adults | .50 for children | Free for HSSC Members

Morley Room at the Castle Museum

Lunch & Learn: Michigan Astronauts

01/14/2020

Noon

Michigan is known for many things including space history. Join Scott Furtaw as he shares the accomplishments of astronauts from this state.

$1 for adults | .50 for children | Free for HSSC members

Morely Room at the Castle Museum

Pages of History Book Club

01/21/2020

Noon

In partnership with the Public Libraries of Saginaw, this month's selection is "Darker Than Night: The True Story of a Homicide and an 18-Year Long Quest for Justice," Tom Henderson.

$1 for adults | .50 for children | Free for HSSC Members

Morley Room at the Castle Museum

Lunch & Learn: Historic Views of Shiawassee Valley

02/04/2020

Noon

Don Simons will share many sites and subjects of historic interest in this photographic journey along the Shiawassee River circa 1910. 

$1 for adults | .50 for children | Free for HSSC Members

Morley Room at the Castle Museum

Lunch & Learn: Paws for Peace

02/11/2020

Noon

Sara Simnitch and "Zinny" - a Therapy Dogs Intl. Certified Pet Therapy Team will share the benefits of pet therapy. Learn the history of pet therapy and the research that explains the bonds between humans and pets.

Visitors are always welcome to bring their own lunch or enjoy the light refreshments provided by the Castle Museum.

Free

Morley Room at the Castle Museum

Millage Informational Meeting

01/15/2020

7 p.m.

Join us for an informational meeting about the upcoming August 2020 Millage Vote that will decide the future of the Castle Museum of Saginaw County History, as well as the historical museums in Bridgeport, Chesaning, Frankenmuth and St. Charles. Open to all members, guests, and anyone interested in preserving the stories and history of our local communities. Guests need only to attend one of the three meetings.

$1 for adults | .50 for children | Free for HSSC Members

Morley Room at the Castle Museum

Historic Saginaw Club

01/28/2020

Noon

The authors John Morey and Roberta Morey will be talking about the  Saginaw Club, its members, traditions and events. Books will be available for purchase at $23.99 - cash preferred. 

Free

Morley Room at the Castle Museum

Saginaw Valley Chapter of the Michigan Archaeological Society Meeting

02/06/2020

7 p.m.

Free

Castle Museum

Story Time at the Castle

02/20/2020

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Each month story time is held in a different area in the museum in a cozy setting. Each story read will be inspired by that area. There will be a short exploration along with some playtime. Group is limited to 10 to 15 children ages 3 to 5. RSVP is a must.