Mason Area Historical Society
Welcome to Mason Area Historical Society
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 MAHS General Monthly Meetings  Members & Public Welcomed!  
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 Welcome to The Mason Area Historical Society Website
 
PURPOSE:  TO COLLECT, PRESERVE
AND TELL THE STORIES OF MASON HISTORY
 
 
 
Mason Museum                    
Mason Historical Museum     
                                   200 E Oak St, Mason, MI 48854                                                  
Hours:  Tues  1–3PM  Thur 1–3PM  Sat 1–3PM                
 
 
 
Pink  School:  704 W. Ash Street  Mason, MI 48854  
Sat 1-3pm          
This is a one room school, built in 1854,
and maintained by the Mason Area Historical Society.
 
*****THE PINK SCHOOL WILL BE OPEN FOR VIEWING ON 
SATURDAY, AUGUST 4 FROM 1 TO 3 PM.
 

Come and have pink lemonade at the Pink School this summer.

 

 

Visit the Pink School at on the first Saturday of each month from 1-3pm

and enjoy some pink lemonade and a kids’ craft.

 

Admission is free. Craft supplies are limited.

 

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Group tours for both Museums may be arranged
for other times by calling 517-676-5974.      
 
 
        


 
      
 
             
Historical Museum location: 
 
P.O. Box 44  
(Physical Address)  200 East Oak Street Mason MI 48854
 (corner of E. Oak and Barnes St.) 
 Phone: 517-676-5974
 
 
 
 
 
             
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 Pink School!   
 
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Pink School location:  707 W Ash St  Mason MI 48854   Phone: 517-676-5974
 
 
 
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  MAHS General Monthly Meetings Members & Public Welcomed!  
 
Free Admission 

 

  

 
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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
 
 
 
 
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 Latitude and longitude coordinates are: 42.579205, -84.443581
 
 
 
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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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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 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! 
 
 
** 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
 
 
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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 / Online Orders$35.00 each - includes 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 - includes shipping/handling fee
 
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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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 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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Mason MI Chamber of Commerce   
 
Upcoming 2018 Events Calendar Link:  http://business.masonchamber.org/events/calendar
 
MCAA 35th Annual Spring Fling 2018 - Ingahm County Court House - May 5, 2018
 
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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.

     

 

 

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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 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
 
 
 
         
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