The Mason County Historical society held their 79th annual meeting last night. They named Gerry Genter and James Fay as the 2016 volunteers of the year. The Rose Hawley Volunteer Legacy Award went to Chuck and Glenna Paukstis. The Executive Director of Sandcastle Museum,Kristin Korendyke accepted the Haskill Preservation award on behalf of Sandcastles Museum. MCHS Executive Director Dr. Plummer provided an update to members on the status of the Port of Ludington Maritime Museum. Guest Speaker Craig Rich, Author of “Almost home: The Phoenix disaster” presented on the tragic shipwreck. The meeting concluded with closing remarks from Mason County Historical Society Vice President James Jensen.