Shay Days in Harbor Springs
July 17-18, 2020
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.
Join the Harbor Springs Area Historical Society to celebrate the ingenuity of Ephraim Shay during Shay Days. Shay Days events run 10am-3pm both days in Shay Park, at the Shay Hexagon House and at the Harbor Springs History Museum. Admission for Shay Days is by donation with all proceeds benefiting the Historical Society.
Activities on both Friday and Saturday include kids crafts and games at the Shay Hexagon House, live model steam trains in Shay Park and self-guided tours of the historic Hexagon House. Bring the whole family and discover more about Ephraim Shay and how his creative genius helped to shape Harbor Springs.
Friday and Saturday, 10am-3pm
Live model steam trains in Shay Park
Self-guided tours of historic Shay House
Kids crafts and games at the Shay House
Friday and Saturday, 10:30am
Walking tour of the Shay railroad grade beginning at the Museum
Friday and Saturday, 1pm
History talk at the Museum with Duane Fahey, Shay descendant and historian: Ephraim Shay and the Civil War
Birthday cake and celebration of Shay's 180th birthday, at the Shay House
Bring the whole family and discover more about Ephraim Shay and how his creative genius helped to shape Harbor Springs.
For more information:
Harbor Springs History Museum
349 E Main St
Harbor Springs, MI 49740
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