Ludington Sesquicentennial

Historical Society to host Ludington Sesquicentennial Ball

September 27, 2023

Historical Society to host Ludington Sesquicentennial Ball LUDINGTON — The Mason County Historical Society will host the Ludington Sesquicentennial Ball on Saturday, Oct. 7 at the historic Stearns Hotel beginning at 6 p.m.  The event is a unique celebration of Ludington’s rich history, but it also offers an unexpected twist as a short play, a “dramedy” titled “Ludington or Stearns?…

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The trial of the century

September 23, 2023

The trial of the century Story and photos by Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief PERE MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP — Visitors to Historic White Pine Village were treated to a special event today, the “Trial of the Century.” In celebration of Ludington’s sesquicentennial, the mock trial re-created a case that originated in Mason County in 1900 and made its way to the Michigan Supreme…

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Nagle’s biography on Eber Ward receives award from state historical society

September 22, 2023

Nagle’s biography on Eber Ward receives award from state historical society WSCC News is a presentation of West Shore Community College in partnership with Mason County Press.  GRAYLING — Local author Michael Nagle will be recognized this weekend by the Historical Society of Michigan (HSM) during its 149th annual meeting and Michigan History Conference in the Roscommon-Grayling area.  Nagle’s recent…

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Historical Society to host ‘Trial of the Century’ at White Pine Village

September 19, 2023

Historical Society to host ‘Trial of the Century’ at White Pine Village By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief PERE MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP — In celebration of Ludington’s sesquicentennial, the Mason County Historical Society will hold “The Trial of the Century” on Saturday, Sept. 23 at Historic White Pine Village.  The mock trial was written by Dr. Rick Plummer, former executive director of the…

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Historical Society offering sesquicentennial cemetery tour on Saturday

August 23, 2023

Historical Society offering sesquicentennial cemetery tour on Saturday LUDINGTON — The Mason County Historical Society is hosting a Ludington Sesquicentennial cemetery tour on Saturday, Aug. 26 from 2 to 4 p.m.  The guided tour will take participants through the heart of Ludington’s heritage, visiting the city’s two main cemeteries, Pere Marquette Catholic Cemetery and Lakeview Cemetery. The walk will be…

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