Ephraim Shay
Innovation Museum


Harbor Springs Historical Corridor

Harbor Springs History Museum

349 East Main Street
Harbor Springs, Michigan

Museum Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 4pm 

Ephraim Shay Innovation Museum

396 East Main Street
Harbor Springs, Michigan

Museum Hours: Closed & Undergoing Restoration. Opening Summer 2024.

Shay Park

East Main Street
Harbor Springs, Michigan

Ephraim Shay's 1894 All-Steel "Aha" Exhibit

Want to help bring history to life?

If you value the contributions of history to community vibrancy, check out our “Bringing History to Life” comprehensive fundraising campaign. The campaign consists of creating a historical corridor at the eastern approach to Main Street by opening a new museum of innovation in the historic 1892 Shay House, installing interactive exhibits in the 1886 former City Hall building and building a preservation and operating endowment to ensure the long-term health of the organization.


  • Historical Society Adds Visitor Services Director

    The Harbor Springs Area Historical Society is pleased to announce the addition of a new fulltime staff member, Melissa Wiatrolik, as Visitor Services Director. Wiatrolik will be responsible for the customer-facing experience with the Historical Society’s physical properties, including delivery of educational programming, management of the volunteer program and revenue development.

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  • HSAHS Turns 34!

    Thirty-four years ago, a group of local residents gathered at Hillside Apartments to talk about creating a society to preserve and share the history of the Harbor Springs area. By the end of that meeting the group had already drafted bylaws, opened a checking account and reserved a post office box!

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  • “Through the Lens” - History Museum Announces Showcase

    The Harbor Springs Area Historical Society offered a special showcase of the late photographer Virgil D. Haynes’ collection of nostalgic Harbor Springs images during an event at the Harbor Springs History Museum on August 3.

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