Mason Area Historical Society
Welcome to Mason Area Historical Society
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     Welcome to The Mason Area Historical Society   
  
MAHS PURPOSE:  TO COLLECT, PRESERVE
AND TELL THE STORIES OF MASON HISTORY
 
 
 
Mason Museum                                     
            Mason Historical Museum                                 Pink School
           200 E Oak St, Mason, MI 48854                      707 W. Ash Street  Mason, MI 48854
          
 
 
 Mason Historical Museum Hours of Operation: 
Tuesdays 1-3pm, Thursday 1-3pm, and Saturdays 1-3pm
 
 
The Pink School Hours of Operation: 
First Saturday of each month from 1:00pm to 3:00pm May through October 2019. 
Will also be opened at Spring Fling, May 4, 2019 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm
 
Thank you for your support!!  
 
Group tours for both Museums may be arranged
for other times by calling 517-676-5974.      
 
 
 
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Up Coming Events & MAHS General Meeting!!!
 
MAHS would like to Congratulate Sandy Frechette
the Winner of the MAHS Gift Basket!
 
We appreciate everyone that participated and entered the drawing
during this year's "Down Home Days" event in Mason.
 
 
 
 
Auditions September 30th & October 2nd
 
THIS IS A FUND RAISER IN SUPPORT OF THE MASON AREA HISTORICAL SOCIETY
 
 Generations Company Theater Presents "North Pole Radio Hour"
Written by Sally K Albrecht and Jay Althouse
Directed by Marilyn Wulfekuhler
 
 
 
 
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October 12, 2019    1:00pm to 2:00pm
Free Admission
 

Seven Gables Experiences & Witch of Seven Gables

 
 
Just in time for the spookiest time of year, Mason's history museum will host a forum for discussion
of experiences you have had at Seven Gables.
 
Share stories and your knowledge of the grounds with other brave local adventurers.
 
Author Chris Greenshields will be on hand to join in the conversation and discuss his
new fiction book "The Witch of Seven Gables," inspired by the legendary local attraction.
Copies of the new book (being released 10/1) will be available at the event.

The event is free and open to the public, and will be held in the nearly 100-seat auditorium i
nside the Mason History Museum at 200 E Oak St (SE corner of E Oak and S Barnes), in Mason.
 
 
 
October 14, 2019  7:00pm to 8:00pm
This program is free and open to the public. Free Admission
 

Mid-Michigan's Dark Past

 
Join us as author Rod Sadler shares the stories that are the subjects of his first two books, which are sensational true crime stories with Mason ties.

His first book, To Hell I must Go, is a true story of a deranged woman who some might refer to as Michigan's own Lizzie Borden. Here is the synopsis:
 
Alfred Haney had suspected there was something peculiar about his young wife for a very long time. The conversations she had with no one in particular had become more and more frequent.
On a cool spring morning in 1897, he left his Williamston, Michigam home to earn his day's wage. When he returned, he discovered a macabre murder so bizarre that it shook an entire community to its core.

His second book, A Slayer Waits' depicts a typical double-murder as an act of desperation. An escaped convict slays an unsuspecting mid-Michigan farm couple in cold blood before continuing his escape.
Months later, the killer is re-captured and returned to a Michigan prison—thus beginning a long, painful saga of legal battle after battle. Copies of the books will be available for purchase.

The program will take place in the nearly 100-seat auditorium located in the
Mason History Museum located at 200 E Oak St (SE corner of E Oak and S Barnes) in Mason.
 
 
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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
 
 
 
 
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 Latitude and longitude coordinates are: 42.579205, -84.443581
 
 
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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   http://www.maplestreetmall.com/
 
 
 
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 “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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ABOUT THE CHAMBER    

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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 CADL * FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY 
 
 
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.

 
 
 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
 
 
 
 
 
 
         
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