The museum anchors Bay City's lively town square, where retail and service business are thriving. Poeple come from all over town – and Texas – to shop antique and resale shops and gift emporiums that surround the courthouse square.
You can enjoy a cup of gourmet coffee or cappuccino here, or drop by another shop for organic and natural groceries and snacks. Market Days, held the third Saturday of the month from March through December, are popular events with vendors who set up booths around the courthouse, selling eveything from handmade furniture and art to roasted nuts and fresh flowers. Merchants around the square often have their own specials and sidewalk sales on Market Days as well.