Mason Area Historical Society
Welcome to Mason Area Historical Society
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Welcome to Mason Area Historical Society
 
Mason Historical Museum & Pink School
 
 
Mason, MI - Incorporated as a village in 1865
 
 
 
 
        
 
 
 
                                                                                                                                    
Mason Area Historical Museum  
 
Location:  200 E. Oak Street with Museum Hours:  1:00-3:00 p.m. Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday
 
 
 
The Historical Society is looking for 2 more gardens for their July 15 Garden Tour this summer.  
 
If you know of any lovely gardens anywhere around Mason
 
(but we're particularly interested in the southeast side and Mason proper)
please the Mason Museum - feel free to leave a message - 517-676-5974
 
 
 
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            Mason Area Historical Society - Museum 
P.O. Box 44  (Physical Address) 200 East Oak Street   
   Mason, Michigan 48854
 
 
    
 
  Pink School   Location:  707 W. Ash Street  
 
The Pink School in Mason will be opening May 6, 2017
Saturday, October 1, 2016, from 1-3 p.m. 
 
 If you have never visited the Pink School, we welcome your visit!  
 
*** If you are unavailable during the Pink School regular visiting hours, you may call
Louise Face at 517-676-3072 to see if a special tour may be arranged.
 
 
 
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MAHS Scheduled General Meetings
 
Public Welcome!
  
 
Monday May 1, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
 
Ralph Taggart will be presenting "Exploring the Universe from Downtown Mason." 
Mr. Taggart will be discussing and displaying photos of planets and the universe taken from his Mason backyard!  
Please join us at the Mason Area Historical Museum
at 200 East Oak Street in Mason.  
 
 
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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 and Pink School's infrastructure.
 
MAHS thanks you and appreciates your interest in our local history.
 
 
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
 
 
 
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Donations can be made online - Please follow the link below!!  
 
 
 
 
 
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Mason Area Historical Museum's Newest Publication: 
 
"Margaret the Mouse and the Pink Schoolhouse"
 
Story created and written by Jean Bement with illustrations by Chris Campbell
 
We are so pleased to announce that the MAHS children's book 
 
                                          
 
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 Books are sold at $10.00 each
 
You can purchase at the Mason Historical Museum direct
OR 
You can purchase at our local vendors 
 
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You can also order your copy online below -
$15.00 (includes shipping and handling)
 
 
 
 
 
All proceeds benefit operations for the Mason Area Historical Museum & Pink School  
 
 
 
 
 
 
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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.
 
Scheduled to be available this fall (perhaps by Veterans’ Day), this volume is one you will absolutely want to have for your own library.
 
There are so many interesting stories to tell —
chances are you’ll learn something about a relative,
neighbor or friend that is part of “The Greatest Generation.”
 
If you have a WWII story to share, it may not be too late — contact Shirley Renwick at 517-676-5314.
 
 
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Mason Area Historical Society News and Community Updates!!
 
 MAHS PIE SALE FUNDRAISER Coming in May 6 2017!!   
 
 
Mason Area Historical Society pie bakers will once again be ready to roll
during the 34th Annual Spring Fling Courthouse Show 
 
May 6, 2017 -  Beginning at 10 AM until gone
 
 
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Mr. Colon Crowl urges bakers and pie aficionados to come together to support
the museum and to enjoy good pie, be it cherry or apple or pumpkin or pecan.  
 
 Donated Pies must be Non Refridgerated Pies Only
 
Pies will be available for purchase for $12 each 
Location:  Mason Historical Museum, 200 East Oak Street, Mason MI 48854   
MAHS will also h ave the Pink School Museum will be open from 1-3 p.m. 
 
 
 
 
 
GARDEN TOUR AND GARDEN ART SALE
Saturday July 15, 10 am to 4 pm
 
 
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Lovely gardens to visit and art for your garden on sale

Art Sale will be held on the Mason Historical Museum Lawn
(corner of Barnes and Oak Sts.)
 
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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
 
 
                         
 
 
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A compilation of Hartzog’s columns that appeared in the Ingham County News
 
Full of vintage photos of Mason.
 
 
The book is $15.00 each and all proceeds benefit the society,
including the Museum and Pink School operations.
 
“HARTZOG’S HISTORY OF MASON”    $15.00 each   
 
You can purchase at the following locations:
 
Mason Historical Museum  ---  Bestsellers
 
 Maple Street Mall    --   Ware's Pharmacy
 
 
 
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Mason Branch Library  145 W Ash St  Mason, Michigan 48854  (517) 676-9088
 
FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY  
 
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Come and check out the Book Warm 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.

 
 
 Hours

Monday11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Tuesday11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Wednesday11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Thursday11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday

1 - 5 p.m.*      *Closed Sundays between Memorial Day and Labor Day