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Restoring History Begins at the Ephraim Shay Hexagon House

Restoring History Begins at the Ephraim Shay Hexagon House

Last week, the Harbor Springs Area Historical Society began its work to “Save the Shay.” The Historical Society, which was gifted the Shay Hexagon House in late 2016, is in the first stages of a campaign to restore this historic treasure for the enjoyment of generations to come. The Shay House, built by Ephraim Shay...

February 1, 2020February 5, 2020
HSAHS Appoints Three New Members to Board

HSAHS Appoints Three New Members to Board

New representatives include Molly Baker, Matt Parmenter and Lee Ford Walsh. The Harbor Springs Area Historical Society – a non-profit, Board-led organization whose mission is to bring history to life through exhibits, events and education – announces three new members to its Board of Trustees. Joining the Board of Trustees are Molly Baker, Matt Parmenter and Lee Ford Walsh.  “All three...

January 21, 2020February 5, 2020
Regatta History in Harbor Springs

Regatta History in Harbor Springs

It’s Ugotta Regatta weekend in Harbor Springs and our town is filled with boat enthusiasts and community members eager to watch the racing. Did you know that this annual tradition dates back to 1891 when the Little Traverse Boat Club (now the Little Traverse Yacht Club) was first established? An article in the Daily Resorter...

July 26, 2019February 5, 2020
HSAHS Board Hires New Executive Director

HSAHS Board Hires New Executive Director

The Harbor Springs Area Historical Society’s Board of Trustees has selected Kristyn Balog to serve as the organization’s Executive Director. “After an extensive search, the Board of Trustees is excited to welcome Kristyn Balog to lead the Historical Society into the future,” said David White, President of the Board. “Kristyn has been with the Historical...

May 24, 2019February 5, 2020
Zorn Park Cannon

Zorn Park Cannon

Imagine the excitement local residents experienced in December 1909 when an authentic Civil War cannon arrived by rail in the Village of Harbor Springs. For over a century, the cannon in Zorn Park has stood sentinel along our historic waterfront yet it speaks little of its own history.  The IX-inch Dahlgren cannon saw service in...

May 18, 2018February 5, 2020
Historical Society Announces New Board Chair

Historical Society Announces New Board Chair

Last month, the Harbor Springs Area Historical Society’s Board of Trustees welcomed its new president, David C. White. White succeeds past president Tim Tippett who finished two terms on the Historical Society’s board. “This is an exciting time for the Historical Society,” said Tippett, a Harbor Springs graduate and elementary educator. “2017 was a big year with...

November 17, 2017February 5, 2020
Call for Entries: Memories and Art in the Making

Call for Entries: Memories and Art in the Making

The Harbor Springs Area Historical Society invites the public to submit original artwork for our summer 2018 exhibit titled Memories and Art in the Making: Celebrating the Community We Share. This juried exhibit will run from July through September 2018 at the Ephraim Shay Hexagon House at 396 E Main Street, Harbor Springs. Individuals aged 16 and...

November 3, 2017February 5, 2020
Shay Hexagon House gifted to Historical Society

Shay Hexagon House gifted to Historical Society

The year 2017 marks the 125th anniversary of the historic Shay Hexagon House located at 396 East Main Street. Ephraim Shay, notable creator of the Shay geared locomotive, built the Hexagon House in 1892 where he lived until his death in 1916. But this year marks another important reason to celebrate this remarkable stamped-steel building....

July 12, 2017February 5, 2020