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Join the Harbor Springs Area Historical Society on Thursday, May 26 at 5:30 pm when a panel of presenters will discuss the history of the American Legion post in Harbor Springs. Since its founding nearly a century ago, the post has been an integral part of the Harbor Springs community and continues that tradition today. Learn more about the post’s history from panelists Jerry Walker, George Tippett, Marge Ward, Dave Johnston and others who represent the legion, the auxiliary, the drum and bugle corps and the post’s color guard.
Post #281 received its charter in 1920 and was named in memory of Leo Smith and Stanley Hoover, two soldiers from the area who were killed in action during World War I. In subsequent years the post grew and in 1927 it moved to its current location on the corner of State and Third Street. From parades and Memorial Day services to sponsoring little league teams and hosting cribbage tournaments, the legion has a rich story that you won’t want to miss.
The talk will be held in the second floor Anton library of the Harbor Springs History Museum, 349 E. Main Street, Harbor Springs. Admission is $5 for adults and free for current Historical Society members and light refreshments will be served.
Due to limited seating at the museum, reservations are encouraged and can be made calling (231) 526-9771.