History

VIDEO: History: Scottville Clown Band Harvest Festival 1988

January 1, 2024

VIDEO: Scottville Clown Band Harvest Festival 1988 This History Spotlight is presented by the Mason County Historical Society in partnership with Mason County Press. Mason County Historical Society was founded in 1937. It operates three facilities/museums including the Mason County Research Center in downtown Ludington, the Port of Ludington Maritime Museum in Ludington and Historic White Pine Village in Pere…

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Historical Society Scanner Nights will digitally preserve photos, documents

December 21, 2023

Historical Society Scanner Nights will digitally preserve photos, documents LUDINGTON — Over the winter, the Mason County Historical Society will host two Scanner Night events. During a Scanner Night, participants will have the opportunity to bring some of their family’s historical photographs and documents to be digitally preserved. The items should have a connection to Mason County. In the case…

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MCC to donate historical archives to Historical Society

December 20, 2023

MCC to donate historical archives to Historical Society SCOTTVILLE — The Mason County Central Board of Education took a step toward preserving the district’s history Monday, Dec. 18, during its regular board meeting. Rob Alway, a member of the Mason County Historical Society Board of Directors, and collections chair of the Society, presented a proposal requesting the school district donate…

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Mike Shwartz: Holocaust survivor became local ‘Cheeseman’.

December 12, 2023

Mike Shwartz: Holocaust survivor became local ‘Cheeseman’. This history article is sponsored by the Mason County Historical Society. This article was originally posted in December 2020. MCP is posting it again in observance of Hanukkah 2023.  By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. Editor’s Note: In a previous story, I told the story of the Benow and Schoenberger families and their influences as…

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The Benows and Schoenbergers: Jewish legacies of downtown Scottville

December 11, 2023

The Benows and Schoenbergers: Jewish legacies of downtown Scottville This history article is sponsored by the Mason County Historical Society. This article was originally posted in December 2020. MCP is posting it again in observance of Hanukkah 2023.  By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. Hanukkah 2020 began Thursday evening and continues until evening of Friday, Dec. 18. While Mason County has seen…

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