Category: History

Full Steam Ahead – Shay Days 2021

Full Steam Ahead – Shay Days 2021

Trains, games, crafts and other activities take center stage during the Harbor Springs Area Historical Society’s annual Shay Days event on Friday and Saturday, July 16 and 17. Held almost every summer since 1998, Shay Days is a family-focused, two-day event honoring the life and innovations of one of Harbor Springs most illustrious early residents...

July 13, 2021July 30, 2021

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, 2021March 9, 2021
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