Pennsylvania/U.S. – 150 years: Renovo Masons celebrate major milestone


Pennsylvania/U.S. - 150 years: Renovo Masons celebrate major milestone

(by Kevin Rauch, The Express, October 25, 2021)

 

The Renovo Masonic Lodge #495, F&AM recently celebrated its Sesquicentennial, having chartered in Renovo in 1871. Invited guests from not just Renovo but throughout the state took part in marking the event with ceremonial pictures at the Lodge on 3rd Street in Renovo before a dinner at the Chapman Township Fire Hall.

The town of Renovo itself was established just five years earlier in 1866. It is generally believed that the Masonic Lodge #495 is the town’s longest running organization basically spanning the town’s existence.

A history of notable milestones of Lodge #495 provided by Renovo historian and Lodge member Wayne Short includes:

On July 25, 1871 Renovo Lodge #495 Free & Accepted Masons of Pennsylvania was chartered by the Right Worshipful Grand Master Orrin T. Noble and…

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Pennsylvania/U.S. - 150 years: Renovo Masons celebrate major milestone

 

Pennsylvania/U.S. - 150 years: Renovo Masons celebrate major milestone
 

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