The Mason County Historical Society


Welcome to

Mason County Historical Society’s Online Programming Resources

Since the Society’s founding in November of 1937 our mission has been to preserve and present the history of Mason County. In keeping with our mission, we are excited to provide online lesson plans and activities as a way to engage with out visitors beyond our museum doors. We are continuing to develop programming, so please check back often as we will be adding regular updates. If you have specific programming needs please contact Rebecca Berringer.

Mason County Historical Society

Lesson Plans & Activities

Unlock your curiosity at

Mason County Historical Society’s YouTube Channel


Knot Tying

Learn how to make a simple knot that can be used for almost anything with it being mostly popular in the maritime world.

How To Make

Mason Jar Butter

Bring pioneer life home! This short video will show you how to make your own small batch of butter.

Rules for

Teachers in the 1800s

What was it like back in the day? Check out this short video of the rules teachers had to follow.

Sawmill at

Historic White Pine Village

Sawmilll Demonstration at Historic White Pine Village in Ludington, Michigan.


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!


“The Abbie”

By: Doug Coldwell

“Sport Fishing Sculpture”

By: Doug Coldwell