Category: History

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...

February 15, 2022February 15, 2022

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...

March 9, 2021January 12, 2022
City Council Approves Plan

City Council Approves Plan

The Aha, a 1891 vessel that was built by Ehpraim Shay, is currently being restored in a project partnership between the Harbor Springs Area Historical Society and Industrial Arts Institute. And now, that vessel will likely find a fitting home– Shay Park, which is located beside the intersection of Main, Judd and Bay Streets in...

March 5, 2021March 5, 2021