Mason Area Historical Society
Welcome to Mason Area Historical Society
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The Mason Area Historical Museum at 200 E. Oak Street is open on Saturday afternoons only from 1 PM to 3 PM. Other days and times may be available by advance appointment. Call Mary Hagan at (517) 676-5314 to arrange.
As of June 1. 2021, indoor capacity l;limits are set at 50%, allowing indoor activities at our museum to move closer to normalcy.
Throughout the month of June 2021, people who are not yet fully immunized or vaccinated will still be required to mask up while indoors.  
As of July 1st, the state will no longer limit capacity indoors or outdoors.  After July 1, 2021, masking mandates are lifted, although masking for those not immunized or vaccinated is still encouraged, especially at the Pink School.
Michigan Barns are featured in our June History Program. Jim Mulvaney, a former City of Mason councilmember and Michigan Barn Preservation Network board member, will present on “Mason Barns” at the Mason Area Historical Society general meeting on Wednesday, June 16, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. The presentation is free and open to the public and is sponsored by Mason Family Eye Care and Fiedler Insurance.
Barns and farms have been critical to our community and state development since before the time of statehood. Their presence continues, as does the rehabilitation and adapted use of barns, to serve the needs of Michigan citizens and communities. Individuals interested in writing, history, photography, archaeology, and architecture brought Michigan barns into the limelight during the late 1980s and early ‘90s exploring and sharing the significance of Michigan barns in the public and academic sectors, leading to the establishment of the Michigan Barn Preservation Network in 1996.
Since the Mason museum follows all current health guidelines, seating will be limited. Attendees are asked to wear masks if not immunized and to maintain social distancing. Information on how to access the meeting by Zoom is below and in a post on the Society's Facebook page. Before the program, be sure to check out their new multimedia exhibit “From Mason to…” featuring prominent people in history who got their start in the Mason community.
Topic: MAHS General Meeting and Presentation on Michigan Barns (Zoom Option)
Time: Jun 16, 2021, 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Meeting ID: 843 5115 8505
Passcode: 050255
The Mason Area Historical Society held a hybrid general meeting and presentation on the 100 Block of E. Maple Street in downtown Mason with Sandy Perry on Monday, May 10, 2021. It was sponsored by LFA Farmers Market, Mason Family Eye Care, and Fiedler Insurance.
The Mason Area Historical Society held a hybrid general meeting and a presentation on the Mason-Dansville Rural Electrification Project of 1927 with Carolyn Cooper on Thursday, April 8, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. in person and via Zoom. This is a recording of that meeting:
The Mason Area Historical Society held a virtual general meeting and a presentation on the history of the Mason Post Office with Elaine Ferris on Wednesday, March 10, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom.  This a recording of that meeting: 
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Mason Area Historical Society Newsletter
Spring 2021 Edition
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Mason Museum                                     
              Mason Historical Museum                                                    Pink School
           200 E Oak St, Mason, MI 48854                      707 W. Ash Street  Mason, MI 48854
Mason Area Historical Society is a non-profit organization
that is dependent upon donations. Please consider donating
to allow programs and events to continue to be offered in the future!
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Mason Historical Museum
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 The Pink SchoolOur First Museum
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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!! 
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he 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.  
  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.
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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
We appreciate your time and consideration 
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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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Mason Area Chamber of Commerce   
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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.


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.

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