Solomon's Lodge # 1 just celebrated our 285th anniversary having had our first meeting in SHEPARD'S TAVERN on 28 October 1736 after receiving our charter from GRAND LODGE of England which was chartered in 1717 !!! Our first master was John Hammerton , who went on to become the 1st Provincial Grand Master in the Carolinas !!! We dress up in colonial period clothing and perform a play entitled "A LODGE IS BORN" which we believe was written more than a century ago !! I was Master in 1979,2000,and 2004 !!! I have had the honor of playing the part of JOHN HAMMERTON for our 250th ,275th and 285th !!!