Mason Area Historical Society
Welcome to Mason Area Historical Society
Early Mason
 
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.
 
CLOSED ON CHRISTMAS EVE AND NEW YEARS EVE
 
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Welcome to The Mason Area Historical Society Website! 
The members of the MAHS thank you and appreciate your interest in our local history.
 
Check out the news report from Channel 10
about our November 15, 2022 meeting and presentation:
 
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.
 
HikaShop - Square Payment method
 
 
  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
 
 
OUR PURPOSE:  TO COLLECT, PRESERVE
AND TELL THE STORIES OF MASON'S HISTORY
 
 
  
 
 
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 
 GENERAL MEETINGS AND SPEAKERS
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.
       Make sure to like us on Facebook!! 
 
 
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 Historical 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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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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 Check Out Some Fun Links!! 
 
 Find More Great MAHS Links Here!  https://masonmuseum.org/links.php?sid=1
 
 
  
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For the Mason, MI (Ingham County) area follow this link Link:  https://vintageaerial.com/photos/michigan/ingham
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    This Day In History!! Link:  http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history
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Mason Area Chamber of Commerce   
Upcoming Events Calendar Link: 
 
 
   
 
 
Mason Area Chamber of Commerce
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.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
         
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 Questions or requests outside of open hours may be directed to masonmuseum1865@gmail.com by e-mail.
Doug Klein may be reached at (517) 775-8601.