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    The Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, commonly known as Scottish Rite, is one of several Rites in the worldwide fraternity known as Freemasonry. In the Scottish Rite, the central authority is referred to as a “Supreme Council.” The Supreme Council, 33°, with headquarters located in Lexington, Massachusetts, is the governing body of Scottish Rite Freemasonry in the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction(NMJ)
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    Freemasonry was formally established in South Bend in 1842, when on May 24 of that year, St Joseph Lodge No.45 was chartered. There were 13 members. South Bend then had a population of about 500. Since that time the city has grown to a population of 100,000, and Masonry has grown in equal proportion.
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Oktoberfest Celebration


Join us on October 28, 2017 at the South Bend Scottish Rite Cathedral for our traditional Oktoberfest Celebration.
Doors open at 6:00 PM and the authentic German buffet will be served from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm. On the menu we will have: Soft pretzels, Brats, spaetzle with gravy, red cabbage, Stroganoff, apple and cherry strudel. Beer and other beverages will be served. A glass beer stain to keep as a memory of this great event.
The celebration is open to family and friends. Tickets are $25.00 per person. Reservations are required by October 20 and they can be made here.

A Collaborative Masonic Quilt

 
Some years ago the Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library in Lexington, Massachusetts, purchased a white quilt, hand-embroidered in red.  Each of the 72 blocks on this quilt features a symbol related to Craft, Scottish Rite and York Rite Freemasonry. White quilts decorated with red embroidery were part of a fashion for household textiles decorated with simple red stitching, sometimes called “redwork,” that enjoyed popularity from the late 1800s through the 1920s. Many needleworkers participating in the trend used commercially-produced patterns, stencils and transfers for their redwork projects.

Mapping our Photograph Collection - Ymelda Rivera Laxton, Assistant Curator, Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library

 
The Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library in Lexington, Massachusetts, is on HistoryPin. HistoryPin is a social media platform developed to help organizations, communities, and individuals share and map their photographs, videos, and oral histories. The Museum & Library launched its own channel in the summer of 2015 and will continue to populate the site with images from our extensive photograph collection.

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