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
Established in 1836 -  Mason became the county seat in 1840. 
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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MAHS General Meeting
 FREE ADMISSION   December 4, 2017 @ 7pm - 8pm
Our speaker on December 4 will be Riley Philip from the
Michigan Women's Historical Society. 
Topic:  Petticoat Patriots: How Michigan Women Won the Vote
Your invited to come say a HO HO HO Hello to Santa!!
He will be visiting the Mason Historical Museum before and after the 
4:30 - 5:30pm  AND immediately after the Light Parade
(until Santa has visited with all of the children that come in to meet him)
Mason's Holidays Celebration 
17th Annual Lighted Parade and Tree Lighting
Mason Area Chamber of Commerce Click Link: 
November 24, 2017    6:00pm - 7:30pm   
The lighting ceremony begins at 6:15pm.
Parade steps off from Bond Park at 6:15pm.
Come on out to Hometown USA where the Mason Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting the annual Mason Holidays Celebration and 17th Annual Lighted Parade & Tree Lighting!

This festive event features the annual tree lighting where the 5th grade poster contest winner and citizen of the year Colleen Briggs will give the command to light the tree! The lighted parade will soon follow with 40 units all aglow. Additionally, the MHS Santa Band will perform and Santa will also visit with kids at the Mason Historical Museum. 

We would like to thank Dart Container of Michigan for once again being our presenting sponsor for the parade and Granger for being our environmental sponsor and MSUFCU for being our trophy sponsor. We also would like to thank our partners the City of Mason and Ingham County for their support in this event. 

This is not an open parade -- registration is required and is limited to the first 40 units registered. There is no fee to be in the parade.
For Parade Rounte Click Link:
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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  
 If you have never visited the Pink School, we welcome your visit!  
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*** 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.   
MAHS Scheduled General Meetings - Public Welcome!
 December Program: FREE ADMISSION
December 4, 2017 @ 7pm - 8pm
Our speaker on December 4 will be Riley Philip from the Michigan Women's Historical Society. 
Topic:  Petticoat Patriots: How Michigan Women Won the Vote
New address for Michigan Women's Historical Society is:
1982 W. Grand River Ave.   Okemos, MI 48864  )
The long-anticipated WWII book by the Mason Area Historical Society,
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:



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



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
with comments or concerns.
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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
You can purchase at our local vendors 
BestSellers  Image may contain: outdoor            Maple Street Mall  Image may contain: sky, tree, house and outdoor          Ware’s Pharmacy            
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
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
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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