Remote airplanes to be featured at White Pine Village.

June 8, 2015

school white pine villagePERE MARQUETTE TWP. — Remote controlled aircraft will be featured at Historic White Pine Village on Sunday, June 14. Admission is free that day as the village observes customer appreciation day and Flag Day.

The Twisted Sticks R/C Club will show visitors the joys of flying with your feet on the ground.

The club is chartered with the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA), allowing anyone who is an AMA member in good standing to become a club member.

“The majority of our current club members are R/C fliers with a primary interest in sport flying, said club member Larry Scherer. “Our club enjoys a relaxed atmosphere and genial companionship between members. Our main goal is to have fun and enjoy the challenge of building and flying radio control model aircraft.”

The club’s airfield is located at the corner of Inman Rd and Chauvez Rd near Ludington, right on the north side of Consumers Energy Pump Storage Project.

On Sunday, June 14, Mason County Historical Society offers free admission to Historic White Pine Village throughout the day.  Red, white, and blue, patriotic sundaes, courtesy of House of Flavors, will also be offered free to the first 150 visitors on a first-come-first-served basis.

“We feel that offering free admission to Mason County residents on Flag Day is a good way to not only show our appreciation to them for their support, but to show them what changes and improvements have transpired at Historic White Pine Village in recent years,” said Operations Manager Carmen Tiffany.

To receive free admission to the village on Mason County Day, county residents merely need to show some proof of residency.

Sunday, June 14 is also Flag Day, and the village will host a flag ceremony presented by the Ludington  American Legion Post 76.  The ceremony will include a flag raising, commentary about folding the flag, and a 21 shot rifle salute.  The Flag Day ceremony will take place at 10:30 am.

“Historic White Pine Village offers an exciting, interactive, historical, and educational experience to patrons,” said Mason County Historical Society Executive Director Dr. Rick Plummer.  “Visitors have been coming to the Village since 1976 to see and experience what life was like more than 100 years ago in Mason County,” he added.

The village contains 30 buildings and sites displaying historic items from Mason County’s storied past. Visitors take a self-guided trip back in time in a trapper’s cabin, the original Mason County Court House, a historic one-room school house; a general store;  a working barn; a blacksmith shop; a fire station; a printing office; an artisan’s center; a doctor’s office; a hardware store; a post office; a sawmill; a town hall, and lumbering and time museums, along with The Museum of Music, featuring memorabilia and artifacts from the Scottville Clown Band.

Summer hours of operations are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.Tuesday through Sunday.


For more information, contact the Mason County Historical Society at 231-843-4808.