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
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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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!
  
 General Meeting Monday, September 11th @ 7PM 
At the Mason Historical Museum
 
Phoenix Flour Mill 
 
The oldest commercial business building still standing in Mason, Michigan was built in 1858.  
 
It’s the large frame building on 200 State Street next to the Sycamore Creek bridge.  
 
It began life as the Phoenix Flour Mill and continues to host businesses to this day.  
 
Please join us at 7 pmon Monday, September 11 at the Mason Area Historical Society
 
to learn the 160 year life history of the building, along with the impact that its
 
business owners and their families have had on the city of Mason throughout the years.
 
 
 
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Sunday, October 8 at 2 p.m.
Patricia Majher, will be speaking at the Mason Historical Museum 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Patricia Majher, will be speaking at the Mason Historical Museum on Sunday, October 8 at 2 p.m. 
 
Patricia Majher is a former editor of Michigan History magazine and a museum professional who has held positions at institutions including
 
The Henry Ford, Mackinac State Historic Parks, and the Michigan Women's Hall of Fame.
 
Her books include Ladies of the Lights: Michigan Women in the U.S. Lighthouse Service (University of Michigan Press, 2010) 
 
and Great Girls in Michigan History (Wayne State University Press, 2015).
 
A third book, titled Bold Boys in Michigan History, is due out in June 2018. 
 
Family Cost $10.00 Adult Cost $5.00 Senior Cost $3.00
Call Liz at 517-282-4202 for further information or to RSVP. 
 
 
 
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The long-anticipated WWII book by the Mason Area Historical Society,
 
A BOOK ABOUT MASON IN WWII -
 
“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.
 
 
Our Online Orders price Total: $35.00
(Includes shipping & handling)
 
For Online Orders Click the Link:    https://masonmuseum.org/cpage.php?pt=41
 

 

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A Mason Area Historical Society publication - Stories from the battlefield to the home front of

Mason and the surrounding area as told by our Greatest Generation

 

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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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Make sure to like us on Facebook!!  
 
         
 
 
 
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From our Friends from the Dansville, MI Historical Society
 
It is my pleasure to introduce to you the Dansville Michigan Historical Society website.
 
It is still only a few days old so there are some bugs to work out,
but give it a look and let us know what you think.
 
Feel free to post here or send an email to dansvillemihistory@gmail.com
with comments or concerns.
 
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ALL MASON AREA HISTORICAL SOCIETY MEMEBERS
 
CAN LOGIN INTO THE MEMBERS TAB
 
OR USE 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)
 
Margaret the Mouse and the Pink School
 
 
 
All proceeds benefit operations for the Mason Area Historical Museum & Pink School   
 
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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 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