Events

  • Sat
    02
    May
    2020

    Opening Day

    Regular admission rates apply

  • Tue
    12
    May
    2020

    History in Action

    Regular admission rates apply.
    Thousands of area school children from around West Michigan take a thrilling step back in time and relive the hardscrabble existence of their intrepid ancestors in a stimulating, immersive, hands-on experience.  History in Action Days are educational and fun-filled days, providing students with a chance to encounter our pioneer past.  Visitors may meet a blacksmith as he fires up his forge, view cooking in the farmhouse kitchen, glimpse historic good being sold in the old General Store, watch candles being made, learn about earlier medical remedies in the Doctor’s office, climb aboard an authentic turn-of-the-century steam locomotive, and behold a sawmill cutting logs into lumber.  Mini-school sessions are held throughout the day in an authentic 1898, One Room School. Students and their chaperones have an opportunity to talk with interpreters at most of the 30 sites as they share their own insight into village life.

  • Thu
    14
    May
    2020

    History in Action

    Regular admission rates apply.
    Thousands of area school children from around West Michigan take a thrilling step back in time and relive the hardscrabble existence of their intrepid ancestors in a stimulating, immersive, hands-on experience.  History in Action Days are educational and fun-filled days, providing students with a chance to encounter our pioneer past.  Visitors may meet a blacksmith as he fires up his forge, view cooking in the farmhouse kitchen, glimpse historic good being sold in the old General Store, watch candles being made, learn about earlier medical remedies in the Doctor’s office, climb aboard an authentic turn-of-the-century steam locomotive, and behold a sawmill cutting logs into lumber.  Mini-school sessions are held throughout the day in an authentic 1898, One Room School. Students and their chaperones have an opportunity to talk with interpreters at most of the 30 sites as they share their own insight into village life.

  • Tue
    19
    May
    2020

    History in Action

    Regular admission rates apply.
    Thousands of area school children from around West Michigan take a thrilling step back in time and relive the hardscrabble existence of their intrepid ancestors in a stimulating, immersive, hands-on experience.  History in Action Days are educational and fun-filled days, providing students with a chance to encounter our pioneer past.  Visitors may meet a blacksmith as he fires up his forge, view cooking in the farmhouse kitchen, glimpse historic good being sold in the old General Store, watch candles being made, learn about earlier medical remedies in the Doctor’s office, climb aboard an authentic turn-of-the-century steam locomotive, and behold a sawmill cutting logs into lumber.  Mini-school sessions are held throughout the day in an authentic 1898, One Room School. Students and their chaperones have an opportunity to talk with interpreters at most of the 30 sites as they share their own insight into village life.

  • Thu
    21
    May
    2020

    History in Action

    Regular admission rates apply.
    Thousands of area school children from around West Michigan take a thrilling step back in time and relive the hardscrabble existence of their intrepid ancestors in a stimulating, immersive, hands-on experience.  History in Action Days are educational and fun-filled days, providing students with a chance to encounter our pioneer past.  Visitors may meet a blacksmith as he fires up his forge, view cooking in the farmhouse kitchen, glimpse historic good being sold in the old General Store, watch candles being made, learn about earlier medical remedies in the Doctor’s office, climb aboard an authentic turn-of-the-century steam locomotive, and behold a sawmill cutting logs into lumber.  Mini-school sessions are held throughout the day in an authentic 1898, One Room School. Students and their chaperones have an opportunity to talk with interpreters at most of the 30 sites as they share their own insight into village life.

  • Thu
    28
    May
    2020

    History in Action

    Regular admission rates apply.
    Thousands of area school children from around West Michigan take a thrilling step back in time and relive the hardscrabble existence of their intrepid ancestors in a stimulating, immersive, hands-on experience.  History in Action Days are educational and fun-filled days, providing students with a chance to encounter our pioneer past.  Visitors may meet a blacksmith as he fires up his forge, view cooking in the farmhouse kitchen, glimpse historic good being sold in the old General Store, watch candles being made, learn about earlier medical remedies in the Doctor’s office, climb aboard an authentic turn-of-the-century steam locomotive, and behold a sawmill cutting logs into lumber.  Mini-school sessions are held throughout the day in an authentic 1898, One Room School. Students and their chaperones have an opportunity to talk with interpreters at most of the 30 sites as they share their own insight into village life.

  • Sat
    13
    Jun
    2020

    Mason County Day

    Bring in a non-perishable food item that will be donated to a local food bank and receive half off your admission!

  • Tue
    16
    Jun
    2020

    Fairy Garden Event

    Join us at the Village to make your very own fairy garden to take home and enjoy all summer long. All items provided with the event fee.

  • Thu
    25
    Jun
    2020

    Living History Day

    Cost: add $2.00 to admission.
    Come join us to learn how to play the game of Cricket or just to watch others and see how the game is played!  There will be other old-fashioned demonstrations and building docents on the grounds as well.

  • Fri
    26
    Jun
    2020

    Member Day

    Members have the opportunity to bring a friend to tour the Village or Maritime Museum and they will receive half off their admission and 20% off all Gift Shop purchases!

  • Tue
    07
    Jul
    2020

    Tie Dye T-Shirts

    Join us in a summer fun activity. Use your creative side to make a tie dye t-shirt. See our website or Facebook page to sign up.

  • Sat
    18
    Jul
    2020

    Old-Time Base Ball Tournament

    Regular admission applies.
    “Batter Up!”  Old Time Base Ball and the Ludington Mariners are a rich part of Mason County Historical Society and the storied history of our area.  We are proud to present an Old Time Base Ball tournament, replete with uniformed players in America’s favorite pastime, in it’s original form!

  • Thu
    23
    Jul
    2020

    Living History Day (Abraham Lincoln)

    Cost: add $2.00 to admission.
    An Abraham Lincoln first person interpreter will be mingling with the visitors and giving short presentations throughout the day. Ron Carley, who has been appearing as Abraham Lincoln for over five years, calls himself a Lincoln presenter, a living historian who brings the 16th president to life.

  • Tue
    28
    Jul
    2020
    Fri
    31
    Jul
    2020

    Pioneer Day Camp

    12:00pm-3:00pm

    $95 per person covers the cost of the entire camp.

  • Fri
    31
    Jul
    2020

    Member Day

    Members have the opportunity to bring a friend to tour the Village or Maritime Museum and they will receive half off their admission and 20% off all Gift Shop purchases!

  • Thu
    13
    Aug
    2020

    Living History Day (Suzanne & Jim)

    Cost: add $2.00 to admission.
    Come out and enjoy the musical talents of long-time visitors Suzanne & Jim! These highly talented musicians will share songs from their “Little House” collection - old-time favorites you are sure to recognize!

  • Fri
    28
    Aug
    2020

    Member Day

    Members have the opportunity to bring a friend to tour the Village or Maritime Museum and they will receive half off their admission and 20% off all Gift Shop purchases!

  • Thu
    01
    Oct
    2020

    History in Action

    Regular admission rates apply.
    Thousands of area school children from around West Michigan take a thrilling step back in time and relive the hardscrabble existence of their intrepid ancestors in a stimulating, immersive, hands-on experience. History in Action Days are educational and fun-filled days, providing students with a chance to encounter our pioneer past. Visitors may meet a blacksmith as he fires up his forge, view cooking in the farmhouse kitchen, glimpse historic good being sold in the old General Store, watch candles being made, learn about earlier medical remedies in the Doctor’s office, climb aboard an authentic turn-of-the-century steam locomotive, and behold a sawmill cutting logs into lumber. Mini-school sessions are held throughout the day in an authentic 1898, One Room School. Students and their chaperones have an opportunity to talk with interpreters at most of the 30 sites as they share their own insight into village life.

  • Sat
    03
    Oct
    2020

    Lumber Day

    Cost: add $4.00 to admission (from 10 – 1 p.m.) add $2.00 (from 1-3:30 p.m.)
    Celebrating the harvest season at Historic White Pine Village! Enjoy a lumberjack flapjack brunch, cooked and served by a local Boy Scout troop with flapjacks, sausage, juice or milk and 100% real, local maple syrup. Play a game of pumpkin tic-tac-toe...

  • Thu
    08
    Oct
    2020

    History in Action

    Regular admission rates apply.
    Thousands of area school children from around West Michigan take a thrilling step back in time and relive the hardscrabble existence of their intrepid ancestors in a stimulating, immersive, hands-on experience. History in Action Days are educational and fun-filled days, providing students with a chance to encounter our pioneer past. Visitors may meet a blacksmith as he fires up his forge, view cooking in the farmhouse kitchen, glimpse historic good being sold in the old General Store, watch candles being made, learn about earlier medical remedies in the Doctor’s office, climb aboard an authentic turn-of-the-century steam locomotive, and behold a sawmill cutting logs into lumber. Mini-school sessions are held throughout the day in an authentic 1898, One Room School. Students and their chaperones have an opportunity to talk with interpreters at most of the 30 sites as they share their own insight into village life.

  • Thu
    15
    Oct
    2020

    History in Action

    Regular admission rates apply.
    Thousands of area school children from around West Michigan take a thrilling step back in time and relive the hardscrabble existence of their intrepid ancestors in a stimulating, immersive, hands-on experience. History in Action Days are educational and fun-filled days, providing students with a chance to encounter our pioneer past. Visitors may meet a blacksmith as he fires up his forge, view cooking in the farmhouse kitchen, glimpse historic good being sold in the old General Store, watch candles being made, learn about earlier medical remedies in the Doctor’s office, climb aboard an authentic turn-of-the-century steam locomotive, and behold a sawmill cutting logs into lumber. Mini-school sessions are held throughout the day in an authentic 1898, One Room School. Students and their chaperones have an opportunity to talk with interpreters at most of the 30 sites as they share their own insight into village life.

  • Sat
    17
    Oct
    2020

    Haunted Village

    3:00pm-6:00pm

    Admission is $6.00 per person.
    “Sweets for the sweet!” Children of all ages love to tour the Village and fill their Halloween sack with goodies!

  • Fri
    11
    Dec
    2020
    Sat
    12
    Dec
    2020

    White Pine Christmas

    4:30pm-8:30pm

    $6.00 per person; 2 & under free. Family rate = 2 adults & 3 youth (17 & under) is $27.00. Additional youth at $4.00 each.
    Bringing together the traditions of the past and present while making new memories with your loved ones! Tour through the Village festooned with lights, and Christmas decorations. Participate in letter writing to Santa, craft projects and demonstrations. Hang out by the fire pit to warm up, or stop in the Town Hall to purchase popcorn, or milk and cookies.

General Tour Information

Reservations need to be made in advance. See below for rates and a reservation form. At the village we offer the following tours: History in Action Days, One Room Schoolhouse Tours, and our Light Lunch Tour.

History in Action Days and the One Room Schoolhouse Tours are each $6 for students and chaperones while teachers are free.

History In Action

History In Action Days

Thousands of area school children from around West Michigan take a thrilling step back in time and relive the hardscrabble existence of their intrepid ancestors in a stimulating, immersive, hands-on experience.  History in Action Days are educational and fun-filled days, providing students with a chance to encounter our pioneer past.  Visitors may meet a blacksmith as he fires up his forge, view cooking in the farmhouse kitchen, glimpse historic good being sold in the old General Store, watch candles being made, learn about earlier medical remedies in the Doctor’s office, climb aboard an authentic turn-of-the-century steam locomotive, and behold a sawmill cutting logs into lumber.  Mini-school sessions are held throughout the day in an authentic 1898, One Room School.  Students and their chaperones have an opportunity to talk with interpreters at most of the 30 sites as they share their own insight into village life.

Spring HIA Days: Thursdays, May 9th, 16th, 23rd, & 30th

Fall HIA Days: Thursdays October 3rd, 10th, & 17th

Admission Fees - Students & Chaperones: $6, Teachers: Free

Email heather@mchshistory.org to make a reservation for your group or call 231-843-4808

One Room Schoolhouse

One Room Schoolhouse Tours

Each spring we have hundreds of students attend our One Room School Experience. The One Room School Experience provides an actual day of school for individual classrooms in our Marchido School, which is an original one-room school from Mason County, built in 1895. Students attending actually study lessons, read from the McGuffey’s Reader and experience recess, as it would have happened over one hundred years ago. We provide an abundance of materials and support, as well as an on-site assistant, and the teacher is free to cater the program to their classroom. We also provide a short artisan demonstration and a partial tour of the village. Students normally arrive around 10:00 A.M., and leave at 2:30 P.M.. Scheduling for these days is done on an individual classroom basis, so please call for details.

Admission Fees – Students & Chaperones: $6, Teachers: Free

Email heather@mchshistory.org to make a reservation for your group or call 231-843-4808

Self-Guided Tour

 

Group Tours

Group pricing and tours are available for organizations wishing to bring a group of 15 or more to the museum, such as:
Tour Companies
Bus tours
Retirement communities
Churches
Scout groups
After-school programs
Links for more information located immediately below:

Group Tour Reservation Form

For more information please contact Rebecca Berringer at 231-843-4808 ex.103

Light Lunch Tour

The Mason County Historical Society at Historic White Pine Village would like to welcome groups to travel to our village for a very enjoyable tour of  30 historic exhibit buildings, including the original 1849 Mason County Courthouse (on the National Register of Historic Places ) and an authentic turn-of-the-century steam locomotive, tender car, and flat car loaded with logs and headed toward the Village’s working sawmill.  Visitors come face-to-face with early settlers: first-person interpreters with scripts carefully prepared by staff and historians, they interact and improvise with visitors in the persona of historical characters and recreate actual personages from Mason County. The package also includes a delicious light lunch, which will be served in our Town Hall.

Total cost: $21.95

Light Lunch Tour Form

Geocaching

Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location.

Below are a couple of geo-caches located in Mason County. We hope these caches will  inspire a deeper appreciation for the region’s rich maritime & lumbering history. Have fun and happy hunting!

https://www.geocaching.com/geocache/GC76807_plmm

https://www.geocaching.com/geocache/GC765QP_white-pine-village

The Abbie” and “Sport Fishing Sculpture” by Doug Coldwell are licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0

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