300th Anniversary of Masonry

Discussion in 'Upcoming Masonic Events' started by CLewey44, Feb 1, 2017.

  1. CLewey44

    CLewey44 Registered User

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    http://www.themasonicroundtable.com/tmr300/

    This is a link to the Masonic Roundtable's page that is hosting an event in honor of the 300th anniversary of Freemasonry. It is supposed to have some great speakers and a fun weekend. Not sure if I'm going or not but any brothers that are in this area may consider. Supposed to be very good.
     
  2. goomba

    goomba Neo-Antient Site Benefactor

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    My lodge is within 30 minutes of there. However, we are planning a lodge trip that will probably be that weekend. You can't win them all.
     
  3. Bro-greg

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    This bro smalls hailing from Goodhope lodge 376 Hemingway SC i see you are from Fairport is that freeport because i lived in Roosevelt. Is that near there?
     
  4. CLewey44

    CLewey44 Registered User

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    I'm not familiar with Roosevelt. It live in Fairport, NY.
     
  5. Glen Cook

    Glen Cook G A Cook Site Benefactor

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    Am I just too grumpy if I point out it's not the 300th anniversary of Freemasonry, but of the English GLs?
     
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  6. CLewey44

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    I think you are pointing out something of relevance for sure. But I guess 1717 is sort of the "(un)official" year, right?
     
  7. Glen Cook

    Glen Cook G A Cook Site Benefactor

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    Well, though I'm a UGLE Mason, no, it is not even unofficial anniversary of Freemasonry, as warrants were all ready being granted in Scotland, and minutes are extant from 1599
     
  8. Brother JC

    Brother JC Vigilant Staff Member

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    Sadly, this sound bite is going around. The conference at UCLA is "300 Years of Freemasonry."
     
  9. CLewey44

    CLewey44 Registered User

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    Hmmm I did not know that. People use any excuse to throw an event.
     
  10. CLewey44

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    I knew speculative had been around before 1717 but I always thought that was the official year. About as official as Area 51 not existing all those years. ;) (that should stir the tin-foilers)
     
  11. Brother JC

    Brother JC Vigilant Staff Member

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    Think about it; four lodges decided to create a grand lodge. That basic premise proves that the lodges were formed prior to 1717. What this anniversary celebrates is 300 years of grand lodge organization, not Masonry or Freemasonry itself.
     
  12. Glen Cook

    Glen Cook G A Cook Site Benefactor

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  13. Warrior1256

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    This is the way that it is presented here in Kentucky.
     

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