Welcome to Mason Area Historical Society


Museum Hours:

Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
1 PM - 3 PM


200 East Oak Street
Mason, MI  48854Map.html

The Mason Area Historical Society

Meeting: Monday August 4, 7 p.m.

The Orphan Train in Michigan

Did you know that between 1854 and 1929, over 200,000 orphan children were transported by train from the East Coast to be adopted by Midwestern families? The first orphan train left New York City in 1854 with 46 boys and girls and arrived in Dowagiac, Michigan. Over 5,000 orphan train children were adopted by families in Michigan, including some families in the Jackson and Grass Lake area. Please join us at the museum on Monday, August 4th at 7:00 pm to learn more about the Orphan Train in Michigan. Public welcome.