Mason County History is Alive at Historic White Pine Village

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Discover small town Michigan life in the late 1800s and early 1900s at Historic White Pine Village. Set upon 13 beautiful acres overlooking Lake Michigan, you can visit more than 30 museums that depict Mason County's history. Historic White Pine Village opened in 1976 with only 11 buildings, one of which was the first Mason County Courthouse, built in 1849. Many of the buildings are original and were moved to the village. There's something for everyone, as the exhibits encompass many areas of interest, such as maritime, lumbering, government, farm life, early education, business, health and more. Volunteer gardeners lovingly tend the landscape so visitors can enjoy the beautiful scenery.

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Enjoy a snack or cone at the Old Fashioned Ice Cream Parlor in the Town Hall, where the ice cream is locally made. The quaint Gift Shop offers shirts, books, locally made jam and maple syrup products, old-fashioned wooden toys, Historic White Pine Village memorabilia and CDs by local artists such as the Scottville Clown Band.

Admission is $9.00 for adults, $6.00 for children 6-17 years, five and under free, or $25.00 per family. Admission to several special events is slightly higher. Open Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm, early-May to mid-October. Historic White Pine Village is also open 1pm-5pm on Sundays from Memorial Day through Labor Day weekends. Located two miles south, then one and one-half miles west of Ludington.

Here's a list of the 2014 monthly events at Historic White Pine Village.

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Spring History in Action Days for school groups May 8, 15, 22 and 29.
Civil War Muster Days TBA.

Mason County Sports Hall of Fame- Unveiling of 2014 Inductees June 21.
Ludington Mariners Old Time Base Ball Match June 28.

Ludington Mariners Old Time Base Ball Tournament (4 teams) July 12.
Children's Day #1 July 17.

Down on the Farm Day August 7.
Music Festival, Corn Roast, Scottville Clown Band/Pentwater Civic Band Concert August 12.
Children's Day #2 August 21.
Lumber Days (Lumberjack Brunch, Old Time Base Ball Match) August 31.

Fall History in Action Days September 18, 25.

Fall History in Action Days October 2.
Autumn Days October 10, 11.
Haunted Village October 26.

Historic White Pine Village
1687 S. Lakeshore Dr.
Ludington, MI 49431
(231) 843-4808

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Last Updated: 09-18-2014 01:40 PM ID: 11