Harsens Island Historical Society

Welcome to Harsens Island St. Clair Flats Historical Society


We are proud of how far we have come in just a few short years. The tireless efforts of past and present Board members, committee members, and the many volunteers have made the Harsens Island St. Clair Flats Historical Society and Museum a  huge success. 

A special thanks to all the contributors of stories, artifacts, articles, and photos.

Harsens Island Museum

Mission Statement

The Harsens Island / St. Clair Flats Historical Society’s mission is to

collect, protect, perserve, 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 Fire Department 1938

Generate excitement

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.

Harsens Island Museum Grand Opening 2011

Museum Opens!

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 the Society held an event at the museum to celebrate the conclusion of the building purchase.