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Harbor Springs Area Historical Society

History in the making in Harbor Springs! Once a center for local government, a grand old building in the heart of Harbor Springs is now a center for local history. Our museum serves as the home of the Harbor Springs Area Historical Society and features exhibits documenting the unique history of this area.

Shay Locomotive coming to Michigan

Moving operations began in early October 2021 for the 36 ton Shay Locomotive C/N 2005 located outside the Forestry Building of Stephen F. Austin State University.

Explore Harbor Springs history online for historical photos and documents.

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Harbor Springs Historical Society Events

The Historical Society hosts numerous history talks and special events throughout the year. From our popular monthly Harbor History Talks to Shay Days to special tours, our events bring the history of this area to life.

Harbor Springs Historical Society Museum Exhibits

The Harbor Springs History Museum features dynamic and interactive historical exhibits designed to educate the young and young-at-heart. Changing temporary exhibits feature a variety of topics of local interest.

Harbor Springs Historical Society Become Member

Join the Harbor Springs Area Historical Society! We invite you to become a member of our growing organization. Your membership will help us ensure that Harbor Springs area traditions live on!