Friday, July 16, Terrace Hills Golf Course, Altoona
On Tuesday July 6, 2021, the Iowa Masonic Library will open a new exhibit that will feature the York Rite of Freemasonry. The exhibit, titled “York Rite Freemasonry: The Story Continues,” will show the history of the York Rite, one of the appendant bodies of Freemasonry. Using regalia, photographs, and documents from the collection of the Grand Lodge of Iowa, visitors will be able to trace the history of the Royal Arch, The Cryptic Rite, and the Knights Templar from the late 18th century to the present day.
The symbolism of the York Rite continues the story of the construction of Solomon’s Temple, the second Temple, the search for the “Lost” word, and the chivalric orders. The term “York” is used as a reference to York, England where the first guilds of stonemasons were organized, perhaps as early as 600 A.D. The exhibit will continue through the end of the year.
The Iowa Masonic Library and Museums are open for tours Monday through Thursday at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. The library is open for research by appointment only.
Grand Lodge of Iowa A.F. & A. M.
September 16-18, 2021
Radisson Quad City Plaza Hotel, Headquarters
111 East 2nd Street, Davenport, Iowa 52801
Standard King – $112.00 nightly plus tax
Two Queen Beds – $112.00 nightly plus tax
To make your reservation: Reserve Room
or call 563-322-2200, reference Grand Lodge of Iowa when calling