Harbor Springs Library

Open to the Public Since 1894

206 S. Spring St.
Harbor Springs, MI 49740


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Harbor Springs Area Historical Society and History Museum

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Built in 1886
349 E. Main Street

This building was built in 1886 as the Emmet County Courthouse and remained a courthouse until the county seat was removed to Petoskey in 1902. For the next 101 years, the building served as an opera house, a shooting range, a fire station, and for most of those years, Harbor Springs' City Hall. In 2003, the city moved its offices to their current location on Zoll Street.

The Harbor Springs Area Historical Society, founded in 1990, had been meeting in Jo Ford Park. It was a small, volunteer-run organization that hosted the annual Shay Days celebration and welcomed visitors. In 2004, they signed an agreement with the City of Harbor Springs for a long-term lease of the historic building. After a successful capital campaign, they were able to complete extensive renovations and the Harbor Springs History Museum was born. 

Today, the History Museum offers three beautiful exhibits: a permanent Harbor Springs History room, an interactive room, and a revolving temporary exhibit that tell the story of Harbor Springs' unique history.

(231) 526-9771

Kristyn Balog, Executive Director

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Harbor Springs Library
206 S. Spring Street
Harbor Springs, MI 49740

Phone: 231.526.2531

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The Harbor Springs Library is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that relies solely on donations for its funding. The organization receives no tax dollars. Please make a donation so that we can continue to offer high quality library services. Click the "Donate" button to make a secure monetary gift via PayPal and we will send you a thank you letter for tax purposes. You can support your local library and your local bookstore, all with one gift! Buy a book at Between the Covers (106 E. Main St.) to donate to the library and receive a 20% discount on that purchase!