Support the Campaign

To date, the society has raised $2.5 million of our $3 million goal. This includes 100% trustee and campaign cabinet participation, along with more than 270 individual donors. These donations have allowed us to make significant strides in pursuit of establishing a historical corridor. Notably, we have completed a number of much-needed structural and systems upgrades on the Ephraim Shay House, in preparation for its conversion to an educational space and museum of innovation.

Professional exhibit designers are at work on conceptual storylines and interactive displays, focused on the importance of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) education to economic and societal progress, as were relative to the local history of Harbor Springs.

Also, more work needs to be done at the History Museum, inside and outside, to develop exciting new exhibits and keep up with structural repairs, most noticeably painting and wood siding replacement.

We need your help to ensure the sustainability of both of these historical buildings in our town..

We kindly request your consideration for support in securing the remaining $500,000 needed to make a lasting impact on our community. Your belief in our mission inspires us daily, and we encourage you to contact Executive Director Kristyn Balog for a tour (in person or virtual) of the work being done.


• Outright gift of cash, securities (including stocks and bonds), business interests and/or property - use the buttons below to donate online
• Multiple-year pledge
• IRA roll-over
• Estate gifts (income-generating or those taking effect after death)
• Bequest o Beneficiary designation
• Life insurance policy (named beneficiary or gift of policy)
• Charitable remainder trust
• Charitable gift annuity​
• Charitable lead trust
​• Qualified retirement plan beneficiary

FOR MORE INFORMATION If you are interested in finding out more about the listed giving opportunities, contact the Harbor Springs Area Historical Society for basic information and a referral to investment professionals, or consult with your financial adviser or estate planner.

Contributions to the Harbor Springs Area Historical Society, an educational nonprofit organization, are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

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