Mason Area Historical Society
Welcome to Mason Area Historical Society
Early Courthouse - Mason, MI -Ingham County
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35th Annual Spring Fling 2018 - Ingahm County Court House Link:
Mason MI - Established in 1836
 Mason became the county seat in 1840. 
Mason, MI - Incorporated as a village in 1865
 Latitude and longitude coordinates are: 42.579205, -84.443581
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Welcome to Mason Area Historical Society
       Mason Historical Museum & Pink School
    Mason Area Historical Museum  -
Museum Hours:  
January and February / 2018 schedule:
Open each Saturday 1:00pm to 3:00pm pm  
Pink School Hours:  Open for tours/classes by appointment only during winter heating season. 
Group tours for both Museums may be arranged
for other times by calling 517-676-5974.        
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Historical Museum location: 
P.O. Box 44  (Physical Address) 200 East Oak Street Mason MI 48854
The Mason Area Historical museum (corner of E. Oak and Barnes St.)  Phone: 517-676-5974.
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 Pink School!   
Pink School location:  707 W Ash St  Mason MI 48854   Phone: 517-676-5974
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Did you know that you can make a donation to the Museum through
our website using Paypal or a debit or credit card?
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
Donations can be made online -
Please follow the link below!!  
We appreciate your time and consideration 
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MAHS Members & Public Welcomed!  
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Mason MI Chamber of Commerce   
Upcoming 2018 Events Calendar Link:
35th Annual Spring Fling 2018 - Ingahm County Court House Link:
Mason Area Chamber of Commerce

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.




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Feel free to browse our additional books for your entertainment
or gift ideas in our "Publications" tab! 
MAHS publications are great for personal reading or great gift ideas!! 
All proceeds benefit operations for the Mason Area Historical Museum & Pink School 
** Please note not all books noted in the "Publications" section are available online purchase.
Feel free to call us direct for any special request at Phone: 517-676-5974.  
All publications are available at the Mason Historical Museum 
Limited publications may be available at our local Mason vendors: 
BestSellers - Maple Street Mall & Ware's Pharmacy
 “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 / Online Orders$35.00 each - included shipping/handling fee
"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 / Online Orders$15.00 each - included shipping/handling fee
   A compilation of Hartzog’s columns that appeared in the Ingham County News  
Full of vintage photos of Mason.  
     Books are $15.00 each  Not available online, please call direct for additional information.
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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 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
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