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MHS Tour: “Opening The Vault Door: Exploring Masonic History”

Wednesday, 28 January 2009
Doors open 12:00 noon
Masonic Memorial Centre (420 Corydon Avenue, Winnipeg)

The history of Freemasonry in the Canadian West goes back almost 200 years. The archives of the Grand Lodge of Manitoba in Winnipeg contain items dating back as far as the early days of the Selkirk Settlers. On Wednesday, 28 January 2009, members of the Manitoba Historical Society will have a rare opportunity to view some of that archival collection. This event will be held at the Masonic Memorial Centre, 420 Corydon Avenue (at Confusion Corner).

After a light lunch of soup and sandwiches there will be a brief presentation by Allan Brock, Grand Archivist, followed by a question and answer period. We will then have an opportunity to look at the items on display with several Masons available to provide assistance and answer questions.

Doors will open at 12:00 noon with lunch served at 12:30 and the event should wrap up by around 3:00 pm. There is ample parking at the east side and rear of the Centre and the area is served by a number of bus routes. As the Grand Lodge of Manitoba is hosting this event there will be no charge for MHS members.

As seating is limited, please call the MHS administrative office (204-947-0559) by Monday, 26 January 2009 to confirm your attendance.

More information:

One Hundred Years of Freemasonry in Manitoba by Robert E. Emmett
MHS Transactions, Series 3, Number 31, 1974-75 Season

MHS Centennial Organization: Grand Lodge of Manitoba

Posted: 19 October 2008

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