The first organizational meeting of the HISCFHS was held December 5, 2009 at the Reader's Cove Library in Sans Souci, Harsens Island, MI. Those persons interested in serving on the Board of Directors met January 16, 2010 to elect officers. A second organizational meeting was held Saturday, January 23, 2010, at the Reader's Cove Library, Sans Souci, Harsens Island, MI. At this meeting a rough draft of by-laws was distributed. Meetings are now scheduled and a general agenda has been articulated. Initially, the society has set its goals on the following objectives: membership, fundraising, and a museum for the Society. On May 28, 2011 the museum was opened in the old fire hall in downtown Sans Souci, Harsens Island. In the fall of 2013 the Society entered into a five year land contract to purchase the museum building. In January 2015 the Society paid the balance on the land contract two and a half years early and became the owners of the property. May 28, 2016 at 11 AM we will hold an event at the museum to celebrate the conclusion of the building purchase.



The Harsens Island / St. Clair Flats Historical Society’s mission is to collect, protect, preserve and share with the public the unique historical artifacts and information that represents the diverse cultural composition of the people that occupied the area of the St. Clair River Delta that is Harsens Island and the St. Clair Flats. Our energies will be directed to acquisition, restoration and preservation with special emphasis directed to education of all who wish to share the rich cultural history of the people who lived here.


Harsens Island and St. Clair Flats History

For a brochure about a trip from Detroit to the hotels in the St. Clair Flats and Harsen’s Island on steamers of the White Star Line Circa 1900 to 1936 click here. (Please be patient while it loads. It's about 6 megabites.)


St. Clair River History

For a book about the history of the St. Clair River click here.


Membership catagories are described on the membership application.
For a copy of our membership application click here.


For a link to Algonac / Clay Historical Society click here.
For links to other Harsens Island websites click here.

HISCFHS can be contacted by sending a message to Email@hiscfhs.org
or by writing to P.O. Box 44, Harsens Island, MI 48028.

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