Mason Area Historical Society
Welcome to Mason Area Historical Society
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Mason Area Historical Society
P.O. Box 44 
(Physical Address) 200 East Oak Street 
Mason, Michigan 48854
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MAHS General Meeting 
Come and Join Us!!!!  
On Monday, September 12, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. the Mason Area Historical Society will meet at Ron Smith's
"Neverrest Farm Family Museum" to view his antique tractors and other local memorabilia.
Please Note This Meeting will be Located at:  1911 Harper Rd., Mason MI  48864     
MAHS - Fundraising Events 
BENEFIT HAM DINNER at Mason A&W MONDAY — SEPT. 19th 11:00AM-9:00PM
Eat In or Carry Out!
Order this special meal anytime for lunch or dinner on this special day,
and A&W will share a portion of your check with the the society to benefit the
Pink School and our new windows! 
Pie Time for DOWN HOME DAYS  
10AM—3PM SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17th (Pie Sale will end sooner if all pies are sold)
@ The Mason Historical Museum 200 E Oak St Mason MI 48854
We sell all pies for $12 each, and all proceeds benefit the society’s mission.
If you are a baker and want to help the society with this fundraiser,
please mark your calendar!
We are in need of donated pies that we can sell at our
Pie Sale on during Down Home Days.
Please be advised that we can ONLY sell fruit
(apple, peach, rhubarb, cherry, berry), and other pies like pecan and pumpkin)
You can bring your DONATED pie(s) to the Museum on Friday, Sept. 16th
between 5-6PM or Saturday morning beginning at 9AM
If you are not a baker, you can support the sale as a buyer!
Health department regulations prohibit us from selling
custard, cream-based, or meringue pies that require immediate refrigeration.
HOME TOUR — SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8th $12/person  
Tour Homes open 10AM-4PM Tickets/brochures will be available
for sale by mid-September at the Museum and from our
business benefactors downtown:
Bestsellers, Ware’s Pharmacy, and Maple Street Mall.
Be on the lookout so you can get yours and plan on touring
7 lovely homes in the Mason area.
Encourage your friends and family to also make a day of it! 
Mason Area Historical Museum's Newest Publication: 
"Margaret the Mouse and the Pink Schoolhouse"
We are so pleased to announce that the MAHS children's book 
is now available - $10.00 each
and be purchasesd at
Mason Hisotorical Museum ** Wares Pharmacy ** Bestsellers
** Maple Street Mall in Mason MI
Courtesy Photo
Story created and written by Jean Bement with illustrations by Chris Campbell
Order your copy online below - $15.00 (includes shipping and handling)
All proceeds benefit operations for the Mason Area Historical Museum & Pink School  
Member 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.
Scheduled to be available this fall (perhaps by Veterans’ Day), this volume is one you will absolutely want to have for your own library.
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.”
If you have a WWII story to share, it may not be too late — contact Shirley Renwick at 517-676-5314.
Mason Area Historical Society News and Community Updates!!
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
Please join the The Ingham County Genealogical Society on a historical tour of the
Maple Grove Cemetery & Hawley Cemetery 
The walk is free, but donations will be accepted.
Any funds received will go towards our “SAVE THE NEWSPAPERS” campaign. We wish to digitize the remaining copies (1970-2000) issues of the Ingham County News. The original papers are deteriorating due to natural causes, plus they are being vandalized by those who feel it is okay to tear out articles or pages that only their families are interested in. This takes away, forever, the historical information others may seek.
For more information on the cemetery walk, please feel free to contact Connie Stewart, Committee Chairperson at 517-676-4724.
Please help ICGS efforts to preserve history for future generations.
Maple Grove Cemetery Tour on August 14, 2016 @ 1:30pm - Main entrance Columbia & East St Mason MI
Ralph Hinkley -  Leslie Palmer - Ludell Cheney  - Bruce Ball - Albert Hall - Martha Holmes - Harold Lyons - Versile Babcock 
Hawley Cemetery Tour on Sept 18th @ 2pm- Main entrance W Dexter Trail Mason MI
Henry Hawley - Diamond Family - Jessie Richmond - Irene Potter Aseltine - Lee Talboys - Margaret Brown Doollittle - James, Ray, Sam Cotten Vernon - Nelson - James Brown 
Click the link for the Ingham County Genealogical Society website for details:
The Friends of Historic Meridian Village invite you to participate in the
2016 Meridian Heritage Festival  
2016 Meridian Heritage Festival on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016 from 10am to 3pm  
For many years the Meridian Historical Village has partnered with the Meridian Township Parks and Recreation Department for our annual fall festival highlighting historical 19th century activities and demonstrations.  Visitors enjoyed early American demonstrations and exhibits in the Village as well as children's activities and games.

The Festival is held at the Meridian Historical Village located in Central Park, 5151 Marsh Road, Okemos.  We hope you will consider participating in our event to highlight your organization and your area of interest. ​
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's infrastructure.
MAHS appreciates your interest in our local history and if you would like to help us continue our mission please click the button below to Donate via PayPal 
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
Mason MI Chamber of Commerce 2016 Events Calander 
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:
Bestsellers, Ware's Pharmacy, and Maple Street Mall for their generous help in selling them.    You can also purchase your copy at the Mason Historical Museum
(200 East Oak Street Mason, Michigan 48854)
If you live far away from Mason and would like to purchase a copy,
we will ship it in a padded priority mail envelope
(includes insurance and tracking) for an additional $7.
 Total price including shipping:  $22.00
Pay via PayPal link    
Make your check payable to MAHS 
Please be sure to include your shipping address with your check.     
and mail to PO Box 44, Mason, MI 48854.
We are always looking for friendly faces who want to work as docents,
taking on one or more 2-hour shifts a month at the Museum.
The Museum is open from 1-3pm on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.
You’ll be paired with a partner who likes Mason history, too!
Please contact Mary Hagen at 676-5314 if you are interested in either of these volunteer opportunities.