The Badge of a Freemason

Lecture summary: Called the “badge of a Freemason” in Masonic ritual, the fraternity’s apron was adapted from the protective aprons worn by working stonemasons during the 1600s and 1700s. Over the next 200 hundred years, Masonic aprons evolved in shape and style, with influence from men’s fashions and decorative preferences. This talk will highlight several examples of American aprons from the Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library collection, exploring the stories of their makers and users. By looking at early aprons, we find patterns and trends in their use and design that not only differ from today, but teach us new things about Freemasonry of the past.

 

OES Chicken Dumpling Dinner – 9/30

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September 30th 2017

4:00 pm – 8:00 pm.

Dinner takes place at Union Lodge 618 – 9650 Highway 601, Midland, North Carolina 28107

The Midland Chapter 260 of the Order of the Eastern Star will be serving their famous chicken dumplings once again. Come out and get your belly full and enjoy great community fellowship. A donation of $9 per person is greatly appreciated.