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From the springtime Morel Mushroom Festival in Boyne City to the boats shows at Bay Harbor, Festival on the Bay in Petoskey, Riverfest in Alanson and the early autumn Taste of Harbor Springs, you will find a multitude of northern Michigan festivals, music programs and events to keep you entertained in the Petoskey Area! 

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Shay Days 2016

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July 15 - 16, 2016
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Harbor Springs History Museum
349 East Main Street Harbor Springs, Michigan 49740

Contact & More Info

Contact: H.S. Historical Society
Phone: 231.526.9771

The Harbor Springs Area Historical Society is pleased to once again present Shay Days, a celebration of inventor Ephraim Shay and his contributions to the 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.

Join in the fun of this family-friendly event marking the 177th anniversary of the inventor's birthday. 
 

Shay Days 2016 Schedule

Friday and Saturday, July 15-16

10:00 am to 3:00 pm both days

Live model steam trains in Shay Park (until 5 pm both days)
Photograph displays, an electric train and self-guided tours at the Shay Hexagon House
Games for kids in Shay Park
Crafts and games upstairs at the Harbor Springs History Museum
Grab lunch from Etta’s “It’s Now” food truck – onsite both days

 

Friday, July 15

10:30 am              Walking tour of the Shay railroad grade beginning at the museum

2:00 pm                Presentation with Duane Fahey, Shay family descendant, at the Shay Hexagon House

 

Saturday, July 16 - Family Day!

10:00 am              Bringing Ephraim Shay to life! Crafts for kids at the museum and a visit with

Ephraim Shay himself at the Shay Hexagon house.

10:30 am              Walking tour of the Shay railroad grade beginning at the museum

11:00 am              Presentation with Duane Fahey, Shay family descendant, at the Shay Hexagon House

1:00 pm                Birthday cake and celebration for Shay’s 177th at the Shay Hexagon House