Mason Area Historical Society
Welcome to Mason Area Historical Society
Looking east on W Ash St from Lansing St.
The Mason Area Historical Museum at 200 E. Oak Street is currently open on Saturday afternoons only from 1 PM to 3 PM. Other days and times may be available by advance appointment. Call 517-676-5974 during open hours to arrange.
Welcome to The Mason Area Historical Society Website! 
The members of the MAHS thank you and appreciate your interest in our local history.
It is with the heaviest heart that we announce the passing of our beloved MAHS Board Member and dedicated Docent Mary Hagen.
Mary was an important and valuable asset to MAHS as she was instrumental overseeing and directing our MAHS docents for many years. Mary was also very much involved with the various MAHS and Pink School responsibilities and events.
Mary was highly respected by all and we will all miss Mary very much. We are very much appreciative for the many years of service she invested in MAHS and the Mason and surrounding areas.
Here is the link to Mary's obituary from Vickers Funeral Home -
April MAHS Program
Come in and join us for a fun and interesting program
"Horse Drawn Sleighs in Mid-Michigan"!! 
Horse Drawn Sleighs in Mid Michigan with Kathleen Haak  (Events)
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
200 E Oak St Mason MI 48854
Click below to visit our Mason Area Historical Society Square website
to purchase books, make donations, and 
become a member using your credit or debit card.
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  You can also send a check donation or pay member fees Please make check payable to MAHS and send to: 
 Mason Area Historical Society,  PO BOX 44,  Mason MI  48854
The Mason Area Historical Society (MAHS) is a group of volunteers organized as a 501c3 nonprofit and supported by membership dues, fundraisers, and donations.  Contributions go directly to programs, exhibits, communication, and facilities upkeep needed to preserve and maintain Mason's local area history.  All financial contributions are tax-deductible.  
Please consider donating to allow our many programs and events
to continue to be offered in the future!
 MAHS appreciates your consideration. 
Mason Area Historical Society's 
are held monthly from March through November
Click on the Meetings and Events tab on the left menu bar!
Most programs take place in the 90-seat Virginia Schlichter Auditorium
inside our main museum at 200 E. Oak St. in Mason.

There is no cost for admission to the museum or to our monthly speaker programs, but please keep in mind we are a non-profit that relies on your donations to remain in operation.

While here, take a look at our many Mason history-related publications available.
Below is a listing of upcoming MAHS meetings and programs:
Wednesday, April 12th, 7 PM – Kathleen Haak – “Horse Drawn Sleighs in Michigan”
Monday, April 17th, 5 PM – “Museum’s 25th Anniversary” (Ribbon Cutting at 5:30 PM)
Tuesday, May 9th, 7 PM – Elaine Ferris – “Songs of Yesteryear – Singalong”
Thursday, June 8th, 7 PM – Carolyn Cooper – “Albert Hall and the Mason Library”
Wednesday, July 5th, 7 PM – Loren and Scott Shattuck – “Photos of Old Mason”
Tuesday, August 8th, 7 PM – Katina Pine and Panel – “The Great Lakes Connection”
Tuesday, September 12th, 7 PM – Carolyn Cooper – “Prohibition in Mason”
Sunday, September 17th, 1 PM – “Antiques Appraisal Fair” – sponsored by Maple Street Mall
Saturday, October 7th, MAHS Home Tour — an in-town walking tour
Thursday, October 12th, 7 PM – Sandy Perry – “The Automobile Era in Mason”
Wednesday, November 15th, 7 PM – Yankee Air Museum – “Rosie the Riveter”
Check for more events throughout the year at the EVENTS tab on the website.
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A Virtual Experience with our "Mason by the Sycamore" Video:
or copy and paste into browser, via Doug Klein / youtube
Mason Area Historical Society Newsletter
Click the Newsletter tab on the left menu bar for access to our recent newsletters!
Mason Museum                                     
              Mason Historical Museum                                                    Pink School
           200 E Oak St, Mason, MI 48854                      707 W. Ash Street  Mason, MI 48854
90-Seat Virginia Schlichter Auditorium

Mason Area Historical Museum
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 The Pink SchoolOur First Museum
Pink School  
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Mason, MI - Established in 1836
 Mason became the county seat of Ingham County in 1840.   Michigan is the only state in the country where the state capital is not also the county seat.
Mason, MI - Incorporated as a Village in 1865
Incorporated as a City in 1875
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 Latitude and longitude coordinates are: 42.579205, -84.443581
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 Things To Do In Mason & Events

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Looking for local Mason MI History? 
Looking for other historical societies?  Cemeteries? Genenalogy resources?
Make sure to check out our LINKS section!! 
Neelly & Neely - Mason, MI - Ingham County, MI

MAHS publications are great for personal reading or great gift ideas!! 
All proceeds benefit operations for the Mason Area Historical Museum & Pink School 
Feel free to browse our additional books for your entertainment
or gift ideas in our "Publications" tab! 
All publications are available at the Mason Historical Museum 
Limited publications may be available at our local Mason vendors: 
Maple Street Mall
 “BLUE STARS IN EVERY WINDOW" Carolyn Cooper & Shirley Renwick
This was a common sight in so many communities across the USA during WWII. 
It was certainly true in Mason. 
You will have the opportunity to own a great piece of history in this volume,
full of stories from 300+ veterans and others involved in the war effort. 
Members of the society’s Publications Committee have been gathering information on Mason during World War II — transcribing veteran interviews, collecting stories and pictures from families, and putting them into a book.
 Books are $30.00 each 
"Margaret the Mouse and the Pink Schoolhouse" 
Story created & written by Jean Bement  illustrations by Chris Campbell
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 Books are $10.00 each 
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 Check Out Some Fun Links!! 
 Find More Great MAHS Links Here!
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For the Mason, MI (Ingham County) area follow this link Link:
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    This Day In History!! Link:
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Mason Area Chamber of Commerce   
Upcoming Events Calendar Link: 
Mason Area Chamber of Commerce

Mason, Michigan, is the seat of Ingham County government.

The clock tower of the historic Ingham County Courthouse is a beacon in the heart of the community and the Courthouse is the centerpiece of our historic downtown area.

The Mason area is a community of about 16,000 people (8,200 in the City of Mason) and is only minutes south of Lansing, the state capital.

The small town lifestyle and agricultural setting of the Mason area attracts residents and employers who enjoy a buffer from nearby suburban areas.

Quiet and attractive neighborhoods, our Cobblestone Village antiques district, rural charm, affordable homes, a high-quality school system, and convenient, quick access to the Lansing metropolitan area and Michigan State University are just some of the reasons people enjoy living in the Mason area.

Come home to Mason, Michigan -- Hometown U.S.A.




MAHS publications are great for personal reading or great gift ideas!! 
All proceeds benefit operations for the Mason Area Historical Museum & Pink School 
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Mason Branch Library  145 W Ash St
 Mason, Michigan 48854  (517) 676-9088 
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Come and check out the Book Worm Heaven!!!   

Book Worm Heaven is a great used book store located upstairs at CADL Mason. 

Come in to peruse thousands of books donated by members of the community.

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 Questions or requests outside of open hours may be directed to by e-mail.
Doug Klein may be reached at (517) 775-8601.