Join Harbor Springs Historical Society for a History of Harbor Springs on ZOOM. Drawing on original written documents and photographs from the Historical Society’s extensive archives, curator Beth Wemigwase unravels the history of the Harbor Springs area in two compelling parts on Thursday, April 13, and Thursday, May 11.
From the community known initially as Weekwitonsing – which means “Little Bay Place” in the Odawa language – to its days as Little Traverse and eventually Harbor Springs, our town saw sweeping changes in settlement trends, economic base, and lifestyles. If you love the uniqueness of Harbor Springs today, you will be fascinated by the story of how we got here.
The first talk (April 13) covers the period from the settlement of the Odawa near Middle Village in 1742 to the eve of World War I. Part two (May 11) details the local impact of societal upheavals between that war and the 1960s.
Each lecture will last roughly 45 minutes with time for questions at the end. Both begin at 7:00 pm EST and are held online via Zoom. Registration is required.