Freemasons rededicate Nevada State Capitol for 150th anniversary


Freemasons rededicate Nevada State Capitol for 150th anniversary

(by Faith Evans, Nevada Appeal, June 5, 2021)

 

An innocuous centerpiece – three small vials, holding corn, wine, and oil – sat before the Capitol pillars this morning as Gov. Steve Sisolak issued a proclamation honoring the Nevada State Capitol’s 150th Anniversary.

Their significance became apparent near the end of the ceremony, when the Freemasons of the Grand Lodge of Nevada gathered on the Capitol steps to rededicate the building, in a shortened version of their usual hour-long ceremony. Following masonic tradition, past Grand Master of Masons in Nevada Mark A. Marsh and his brethren mixed the three ingredients in a platter on the steps.

Vincent Travens, president of the Carson Valley Masonic Lodge, told the Nevada Appeal before the ceremony that these are symbols of fruitfulness. The Freemasons living in Northern Nevada used them to anoint the capitol when they first helped lay the cornerstones of the building over 150 years ago.

“If a building can be described as dedicated to its work, then…

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Freemasons rededicate Nevada State Capitol for 150th anniversary

 

Freemasons rededicate Nevada State Capitol for 150th anniversary
 

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