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Discuss Michigan Statehood and Malcolm X at Upcoming Mason Museum Forums

Posted at 4:20 PM, Jan 08, 2020

LANSING, Mich. — From March through December 2020, the Mason Area Historical Society will continue to hold monthly meetings and programs. However, last fall, they also hosted three special discussion forums on select Saturdays. Those types of events will resume with two special forums taking place before March. The first will be about Michigan attaining statehood and happen on Saturday, January 25. The second will be Saturday, February 22 and will be covering Malcolm X’s brief time as a teenaged resident of Mason.

Both discussion forums encourage audience participation and are being held during their museum’s regular Saturday hours of 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Each will feature an orientation presentation at 1:15 p.m. that will be repeated at 2:15 p.m. in the 90-seat Virginia Schlichter Auditorium inside the Mason Area Historical Museum at 200 E. Oak Street at the southeast corner of E. Oak and S. Barnes streets in downtown Mason.

Admission is free and area residents of all ages are encouraged to stop by and share local history, personal stories, and knowledge of the topics. A highlight of the January statehood forum will be free Michigan-themed refreshments.

In the fall of 2019, Mason’s history museum hosted three forum events. The first was a discussion and tour of the 100 block of E. Ash Street, the second was a forum on memories of Wyeth Industries, and the third was a “Seven Gables Forum.” Each was well received and afforded participants the opportunity to tour the Museum as well.

The Mason Area Historical Society will resume their monthly meetings and programs beginning on Wednesday, March 11 at 7:00 p.m. with a presentation and discussion on photo restoration with expert photo restorer Joseph Yarbrough. While there is free admission to forums, meetings and programs, the Mason Area Historical Society is a non-profit organization that is dependent upon memberships and donations. They ask you to please consider joining and donating to allow programs and events like these to continue to be offered in the future.

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