Harbor History Talks

Gangsters Up North
Author and historian Robert Knapp presents a lecture on gangsters, prohibition and gambling in northern Michigan.


Historic Hotels
Local historian and postcard collector Tom Graham shares some of his collection and presents on the history of Harbor Springs hotels.

Renowned local quill artist Yvonne Walker Keshick presents on her work with porcupine quills. Held at the Harbor Springs History Museum.

Collections Corner

Santa Costume – c. 1930s

Hair Wreath – c. 1860s

Harbor Point Register – c. 1886

Estey Reed Organ – c. 1884
First used at the Weikamp Convent in Cross Village

Lakeview Cemetery

John C. Wright
Explore the life of poet John Wright in our series, “Matters of Grave Importance,” where we highlight the history and lives of the individuals buried at Lakeview Cemetery in Harbor Springs.

Ephraim Shay
Shay was the inventor of the Shay geared locomotive and retired to Harbor Springs in 1888.