Mason County Historical Society
Open Tuesday - Saturday 
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.


Open Daily
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


"The Mason County Historical Society is committed to engaging its community and visitors with experiences that will enhance understanding our county's past and help build a better future" -  2013 Vision Statement


Mason County Historical Society

2017 Membership Drive

Become a Member or renew your Membership TODAY to help preserve our past and anchor our future!


Society News: 2017 Membership Drive
Your Membership support is crucial to Mason County Historical Society’s continued ability to achieve its mission--collecting, preserving, and interpreting historically important artifacts, archives, and buildings of the inhabitants of Mason County.  MCHS has a critical financial need as we add a second major museum to our organization and enhance the visitor experience at Historic White Pine Village.  Please consider becoming a member and enjoy the benefit of unlimited visits to both Historic White Pine Village and The Port of Ludington Maritime Museum.

Grand Opening of The Port of Ludington Maritime Museum coming in June of 2017

Volunteers Needed!
We're seeking volunteers to help history come alive for school groups and special event days! There are also volunteer opportunities in the Research Library and on the grounds throughout the year. 

Give us a call at (231) 843-4808 or email:

New This Year!
We're proud to announce new exhibits for the 2017 season- A Native American Exhibit in the 1857 Caswell Courthouse, Opening of the Children's Quarters on the second floor of the Burns Farmhouse, and a hands-on Quilting Exhibit in the Artisan Center!

Soon to Open: Port of Ludington Maritime Museum
The Museum is underway - it will showcase Ludington's rich maritime history. Visit the Port of Ludington Maritime Museum for the latest updates and to learn how you can help bring this museum to life!

Interested in Mason County History?
We have a Research Library! We house items and documents that are related to families that lived in Mason County. We also house newspapers, books and magazines with historical information on Mason County. Please contact Historic White Pine Village for more information or use our searchable database for the Research Library.






Annual Giving Drive 

2017 Business Sponsors

Thank you for your support

Platinum Sponsors

Springdale Farms

Bull Dog Tree Services

Piper Tax & Accounting

Gold Sponsors

Indian Summer


Silver Sponsors

Ludington Historic Bed & Breakfast Association

Dr. Andrew Reisterer D.D.S