MG 136 - Masonic Collection

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Scope and Content

Contains historical documents including an admission ticket to a ball at the Masonic Hall in 1821; an address by Joseph Ritner, Governor of Pennsylvania on the "Vindication of General Washington from the Stigma of Adherence to Secret Societies," 1837; a program "The Buckshot War; or the Last Kick of Anti-Masonry," 1839; a book of the by-laws and historical sketch of the Robert Burns Lodge, 1870; program for the ceremonies at "Laying the Corner Stone" in 1872; an address on "The Origin and Antiquity of Freemasonry," 1873; coupons from the Masonic Hall Association for the semi-annual interest of $17.00 on bonds, a bond issued by the Association to Henry Gilbert for $500 with interest coupons attached, 1874-1875; a program for the services of "Commemorative of the Dead," 1896; a History of Perseverance Lodge No.21, 1901-1912; an address by James Lamberton, "Washington as a Freemason," 1902; copies of the Zembo Pep-er magazine, 1940-1958; and an advertising brochure for the Zembo Mosque, late 1950's.

Also contains programs for a ballet at the Zembo Temple, 1945, the 50th anniversary celebration, 1954, and tickets to the 75th anniversary in 1979; programs for the Scottish Rite Reunion, 1931, 1955, and the Scottish Rite 100th anniversary celebration, 1965; programs for the Grand Commandery of Knights Templar of Penna. 1898, 1907, 1925; program for the 50th anniversary of Brownstone Lodge in Hershey, 1960; a membership certificate issued to Harry C. Hartzell by the Imperial Council of the Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, 1930; the program for the 200th anniversary celebration of Perseverance Lodge No.21 with photograph of members, undated; and souvenir programs from the Zembo Shrine Circus, 1948 to 1957; membership certificate of the Euclid Lodge No. 698 issued to Robert D. Hanson in 1969; program for the 50th anniversary of Euclid Lodge; a meeting notice to members of the Euclid Lodge, 1969; and a program for the annual meeting of the Supreme Council, 1972.

Date(s): 1821-1979

Extent: 2 boxes, 17 folders