Mason Area Historical Society
Mason Area Historical Society

MAHS Publications

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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.
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.” 

Is now available $30.00 each at Kean's, Ware's, Bestseller's and the Maple St. Mall. 

Books will also be available at the Mason Museum during regular Museum hours.
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"Margaret the Mouse and the Pink Schoolhouse" 
Story created & written by Jean Bement  illustrations by Chris Campbell
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 Books sold locally are sold at $10.00 each
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A compilation of Hartzog’s columns that appeared in the Ingham County News  Full of vintage photos of Mason.
“HARTZOG’S HISTORY OF MASON”    $15.00 each   
Available only at the Mason Historical Musuem - Not available online, please call direct for additional information.
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" A Walk through Time " 
A pamphlet that takes you on a walking tour of historic downtown Mason.
You can find this at the Musuem at no charge.
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   " A Mason Cookbook from the Year 1899 "   $15.00
Compiled by "12 Presbyterian Ladies" of that time and now reporduced in its original form by MAHS.  Lots of recipes you can really use, ads from 1899 Mason businesses, and helpful hints from the past (e.g. the recommends that everyone should wash their hair at least once a month).
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" Down by the Sycamore " - Six Volumes total
Volumes 1 & 2 are $15.00 each   ---    Volumes 3 thru 6 are $5.00 each
Nelson Brown's columns which appreared in the Ingham County News from 1937 to 1961 lovingly complied by his daughter Margaret Brown Doolittle.  Stories of life in Mason and the people who lived in the town during those years.
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" Family Stories " - $5.00 each
Stories submitted by many Mason people about themselves and their families. 
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" Mason by the Sycamore "  DVD  - $10.00 each
Tells the story of Mason from the glacial era to the 1950's.
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" Mason Family Memories "
Stories from many of the families in Mason and lots of pictures from the founding of Mason to the present are included.  Books can be purchased at the Maple Street Mall, Best Sellers Bookstore and Coffee Company, and the Museum. 
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 "Sesquicentennial Calandar " (2015)  $5.00 each
Includes early photos of Mason you can frame.
Includes upcoming dates of scheduled events in celebration of Mason's 150th Birthday.