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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.

Northern Michigan Park to be home of “Aha”

Harbor Springs – A 130-year-old ship is being restored with plans to move it to a city park in northern Michigan. The Harbor Springs Area Historical Society and the Industrial Arts Institute in Onaway are working together on restoring the Aha, the Petoskey News-Review reported. Once the work is done, the vessel is expected to be taken to Shay Park in downtown Harbor Springs, about 300 miles northwest of Detroit.

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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!