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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.

Historical Society receives two grants for building and technology improvements

The Harbor Springs Area Historical Society recently received two grants which will help with building repairs and technology upgrades. The first grant of $5,000 was awarded by the Great Lakes Energy People Fund and will cover the cost of repairing two widows on the historic 1884 city hall building. The building, which now houses the Harbor Springs History Museum and Historical Society offices, was originally been built as the county courthouse. After the county seat moved in 1902, the building then housed city offices. After the city offices moved in 2003 the building was renovated by the Historical Society and...

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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!