Mason Area Historical Society
Welcome to Mason Area Historical Society
Early Mason
Mason Area Historical Society
P.O. Box 44 
(Physical Address) 200 East Oak Street 
Mason, Michigan 48854
               Hello Society Members, Friends, and the Public --
We just wanted to let you know that despite the major construction on Oak St. (and specifically on our 200 Block), the Museum is open during regularly scheduled hours: Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 1-3pm. You can park on the 100 block of Oak and walk across to easily access the Barnes St. entrance. You could also park on Barnes in front of the Museum, but with school traffic and the large equipment and trailers needing access, the 100 Block of Oak St. might be your best option.
We would love to have you visit us!
MAHS General Meeting 
 August 1, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. 
 Mason Area Historical Society at 200 E. Oak Street, Mason
 Rachel Clark will be giving an overview of the Archives of Michigan and discussing a rare document, known as a manumission document, belonging to a former Mason man who bought his freedom from slavery that was recently donated by an Eaton Rapids resident.  Public welcome!
Mason Area Historical Museum's Newest Publication: 
"Margaret the Mouse and the Pink Schoolhouse"
We are so pleased to announce that the MAHS children's book 
is now available - $10.00 each and be purchasesd at
Mason Hisotorical Museum ** Wares Pharmacy ** Bestsellers
** Maple Street Mall in Mason MI
Courtesy Photo
By Jean Bement with illustrations by Chris Campbell
Order your copy online below - $15.00 (includes shipping and handling)
All proceeds benefit operations for the Mason Area Historical Museum & Pink School  
Mason Area Historical Society  News and Updates!!
What is over 160 years old and full of artifacts?  The Pink School!!
Located at 707 W Ash. St., Mason, MI  48854
Open first Saturday of every month  May - October 
from 1 p.m.. to 3 p.m. Saturday
Please join the The Ingham County Genealogical Society on a historical tour of the
Maple Grove Cemetery & Hawley Cemetery 
Share stories about prominent and interesting citizens from Mason
Donations will be accepted for the "Save Our Newspapers" project.  Old Ingham County newspapers are deteriorating and need to be digitized so they will be available for everyone's use.  
Please help ICGS efforts to preserve history for future generations.
Maple Grove Cemetery Tour on August 14, 2016 @ 1:30pm - Main entrance Columbia & East St Mason MI
Ralph Hinkley -  Leslie Palmer - Ludell Cheney  - Bruce Ball - Albert Hall - Martha Holmes - Harold Lyons - Versile Babcock 
Hawley Cemetery Tour - Main entrance W Dexter Trail Mason MI
Henry Hawley - Diamond Family - Jessie Richmond - Irene Potter Aseltine - Lee Talboys - Margaret Brown Doollittle - James, Ray, Sam Cotten Vernon - Nelson - James Brown 
Click the link for the Ingham County Genealogical Society website for details:
Click Link to see Mason Mi Chamber of Commerces calander of events!!     
Members You can renew your dues by clicking link below:  
The Mason Area Historical Society (MAHS) is a group of volunteers organized as a 501c3 nonprofit and supported by membership dues, fund-raisers and donations.  All financial contributions are tax deductible.  MAHS now offers the option of payment via PayPal.
  Donations received are used in preserving and maintaining Mason's local area history and the upkeep of the museum's infrastructure.
MAHS appreciates your interest in our local history and if you would like to help us continue our mission please click the button below to Donate via PayPal 
Or if you would like to send a check donation
please make check payable to:  
Mason Area Historical Society,  PO BOX 44,  Mason MI  48854
Mason MI Chamber of Commerce 2016 Events Calander 
“HARTZOG’S HISTORY OF MASON”    $15.00 each   
Call NOW and ORDER your copy  517-676-9837
A compilation of Hartzog’s columns that appeared in the Ingham County News .
Full of vintage photos of Mason.
The society is so grateful to Bestsellers, Ware's Pharmacy, and Maple Street Mall for their generous help in selling them.    You can also purchase your copy at the Museum.
The book is $15.00 each and all proceeds benefit the society, including the Museum and Pink School operations.
If you live far away from Mason and would like to purchase a copy, we will ship it in a padded priority mail envelope (includes insurance and tracking) for an additional $7.
Total price including shipping:  $22.00
Make your check payable to MAHS 
Please be sure to include your shipping address with your check.     
and mail to PO Box 44, Mason, MI 48854.
We are always looking for friendly faces who want to work as docents,
taking on one or more 2-hour shifts a month at the Museum.
The Museum is open from 1-3pm on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.
You’ll be paired with a partner who likes Mason history, too!
Please contact Mary Hagen at 676-5314 if you are interested in either of these volunteer opportunities.