Dig into history at the Harbor Springs Area Historical Society’s next Harbor History Talk on Sept. 19

In the 1850s Middle Village was home to a thriving Odawa community on the shore of Little Traverse Bay. Join the Harbor Springs Area Historical Society on Thursday, September 19 to welcome Professor Kerri Finlayson for a presentation on the archaeological excavations at an Odawa log cabin at the village site. The cabin, recently restored by The King House Association, has been vacant since the 1950s and is one of only two log cabins remaining from the historic Native American town.

Kerri Finlayson is a Professor of Anthropology and Sociology at North Central Michigan College. She has led archaeological excavations in Belize, Nicaragua, and northern Michigan at both prehistoric and historic sites.  She and co-director, Dave Frurip, have been excavating at the King House since 2016.

The presentation will take place on the second floor of the Harbor Springs History Museum beginning at 5:30 pm. Refreshments will be provided. Admission is $5 for Historical Society members and $10 for non-members.

Due to limited seating at the museum, reservations are encouraged and can be made by calling (231)
526-9771 or emailing