A Walk Down Memory Lane

December 20, 2011

Last Thursday King Solomon’s had its regular communications in which we had the first degree for new candidates.

King Solomon’s has and continues to thrive for nearly 228 years.  With a young line, and many young brothers joining the fraternity, King Solomon’s Lodge membership is continuously growing.

Granted this is in part, due to the great leadership that brought us thus far in our history. Needless to say the current leadership has been well seasoned by the previous leaders of King Solomon’s Lodge.  Great knowledge of history and wisdom is being kept within the walls of our lode but most importantly within the 228 years of existence, the records as well as our archives reflect that.  I have added something new for you to read, new to us but dating back to 1850…

“On September 7, 1850 the members of the lodge attended the funeral of Worshipful Brother Dexter Bowman, who presided over the lodge for eleven (11) years, from 1827 to 1837, inclusive. This was the period of the anti-Masonic agitation, when it was not only unpopular to be known as a member of the craft, but also dangerous to acknowledge it openly. In 1832 the anti-Masons had nominated a candidate for the presidency, which carried one state, Vermont in the election. During all that period Worshipful Master Bowman regularly opened and closed his lodge, although many other lodges throughout the country surrendered their charters and went out of existence. At some of his meetings, however, the attendance was at a minimum”, (Records of King Solomon’s Lodge 2011).

Just a little bit of information about our lodge and the dedication of the members whose example we follow, thus a great leadership is in place…

With that said King Solomon’s Lodge wishes one and all a very Merry Christmas, happy Hanukah, happy Kwanzaa, and a Happy New Year, to one and all throughout…

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Master Mason December 20, 2011 at 11:30 am

A great reference to the history of King Solomon’s Lodge and its storied past.

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