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Museums & Libraries

Andrew J. Blackbird Museum

The Andrew J. Blackbird House in Harbor Springs, Michigan, is a museum of American Indian artifacts presented in the house in which Blackbird lived from 1858 until his death in 1908. There is a Michigan State Historical Marker at the site and the house itself is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

Andrew Blackbird Museum
368 E Main St
Harbor Springs, MI
Phone:  (231) 526-0612

Harbor Springs History Museum

Harbor Springs History Museum

Once a center for local government, a grand old building in the heart of Harbor Springs is now a center for local history. Welcome to the Harbor Springs History Museum located in the former city hall building on Main Street. Our museum not only serves as the new home to the Harbor Springs Area Historical Society, it also features exhibits documenting the unique history of this area.

Leading a journey beginning with our first residents, the Odawa Indians, our exhibits escort visitors through time stopping to visit with missionaries, homesteaders, loggers, downtown merchants and resorters. With the arrival of each of these groups, whether by foot, horse, canoe, steam ferry, train or automobile, a connection was made with this place. And with each of these connections, another chapter in our history was written.

Harbor Springs Area Historical Society
349 E. Main Street
P.O. Box 812
Harbor Springs, MI 49740
Phone:  (231) 526-9771


Harbor Springs Library

Location: 206 S. Spring Street, Harbor Springs, MI 49740 

Phone: (231) 526-2531


The Harbor Springs Library has been located in downtown Harbor Springs at the corner of Main and Spring Streets since 1894.  It is located on the second floor above the fudge shop and pharmacy, the entrance is on Spring Street (with an available elevator).  Because the library is privately funded and relies on donations from its patrons it is not required that you live in Harbor Springs to access its services.  Go to for hours and information or give them a call at (231) 526-2531.

Alanson Library

Location: 7631 Burr Avenue, Alanson, MI 49706

Phone: (231) 548-5465


Residents of City of Harbor Springs, Village of Alanson, and Townships of: Friendship, Little Traverse, Littlefield, Maple River, Pleasantview, and West Traverse are eligible for a free library card at the Alanson Library.  Patrons outside of these areas may obtain a library card for an annual fee of $25.  Go to for hours and information or give them a call at (231) 548-5465