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Friday-Saturday, July 20-21, 2018 | Shay Days 2018 | Harbor Springs

The Harbor Springs Area Historical Society presents “Shay Days 2018.” A celebration of the life and work of Ephraim Shay, including self-guided tours of the historic Shay Hexagon House, game and crafts for kids, walking tours, presentations, and live model stream trains. The time for this event is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and it takes place at Harbor Springs History Museum, 349 E Main Street, Harbor Springs, MI 49740. The cost is by donation with all proceeds benefitting the Historical Society. For more information, call (231) 526-9771 or visit

Friday, August 10, 2018 – Saturday, August 11, 2018 | Port Oneida Rural and Cultural Fair | Maple City

The Historic Sleeping Bear Preservation presents “Port Oneida Rural and Cultural Fair.” The fair showcases over 100 traditional skills and crafts from the late 1800s to early 1900s. From timberframing to quilting, rope and soap making, there is something for the entire family. Enjoy horse and wagon rides, horses plowing the fields, fiddlers in the barn, quilting, spinning, historic cooking, pottery, testing your hand at farm equipment, food, and much more. The time for this event is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and it takes place at the Port Oneida Rural Historic District, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. For more information, call (231) 326-4700 or visit


Through August 5, 2018 | Water/Ways | Beaver Island

The Beaver Island Historical Society presents “Water/Ways.” Beaver Island is the first hosting site in Michigan to receive a Smithsonian Museum on Main Street exhibit called “Water/Ways.” This is a unique exhibit that explores the essential role that water plays in our environment and society and includes a Great Lakes-specific exhibit as part of The Great Lakes Water Heritage Project featuring regional and local Great Lakes history, facts, and simple ways for people to be everyday water stewards. The time for this event is Monday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., and it takes place at St. James Township Hall. The cost is free to the public. For more information, call (231) 448-2254 or visit

Through January 1, 2019 | Port Oneida: A Storied Landscape | Maple City

The Historic Sleeping Bear Preservation presents “Port Oneida: A Storied Landscape.” The story of this late 1800s agricultural community of 22 farmsteads and the life of its settlers comes alive through this exhibit. The nationally registered Port Oneida Rural Historic District, now in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, is the largest intact agricultural community in the nation in public ownership. This exhibit is open during regular museum hours, from Memorial Day to October. See their website for hours. This exhibit can be found at the Port Oneida Farms Heritage Center, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, 3164 W. Harbor Hwy. A national parks service pass is required for entry. For more information, call (231) 334-6103 or visit


Historical Society of Michigan 5815 Executive Drive Lansing, MI 48911
Email | Phone (517) 324-1828 | Fax (517) 324-4370

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