Shay Days in Harbor Springs

July 16-17,2021

The Harbor Springs Area Historical Society is pleased to once again present Shay Days, a celebration of inventor Ephraim Shay and his contributions to our community. In addition to his geared locomotive that made him famous, Ephraim Shay (1839-1916) designed and built the Harbor Springs Water Works, a stamped-steel building called the Hexagon House and a steel yacht called the Aha.

The celebration of inventor Ephraim Shay takes place with Shay Days in downtown Harbor Springs. This family-friendly, two-day event features small scale live steam locomotives in Shay Park, kids games and self-guided tours of the Shay Hexagon House, crafts at the Harbor Springs History Museum and more. Shay Days activities will take place at Shay Park (the green space at Main and Judd streets), the Shay Hexagon House and the Harbor Springs History Museum. Bring your whole family to enjoy this special celebration of Ephraim Shay’s genius and to learn more about how Shay’s inventions shaped Harbor Springs.

July 16-17,10am-5pm Stop by Shay Park to see the Michigan Small Scale Steamers.

July 16-17, 10:30am Walking tour beginning at the Harbor Springs History Museum and to the historic Hemlock Central railway.

July 16-17, 10am-5pm Self guided tours of the Shay Hexagon House.

July 16-17, 10am-5pm Kids crafts, games, and STEM projects.

July 17, 1pm History talk on Shay's 1894 Aha boat, Shay Park.

For more information:
Harbor Springs History Museum
349 E Main St
Harbor Springs, MI 49740

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Last Updated: 09-06-2022 05:29 PM ID: 1175