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Bannack Historic Lodge No. 3-7-77
in Bannack State Park @ Bannack, Montana
Montana's First Territorial Capital

PERIOD DRESS AT ANNUAL MEETING IF POSSIBLE

This year we hope to wear more period dress if possible in Bannack for the Annual Meeting, 

LADIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO WEAR PERIOD HATS

Hopefully we be more period dress or if not period just with men in dark pants, white shirts and string or western look period with ties. Vests if want to and dark coats if weather demands, and ladies to compliment men's dress.

HOPE TO SEE YOU THIS YEAR IN BANNACK

9/08/17     ------    9/10/17

Bannack Annual Excitement Weekend

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Friday Sept 8th  Meat Roast in Wisdom Lodge No. 61 at Wisdom Montana, starting at 4PM and going until usually around 8 PM, Come early and watch the meat roast on a spit in the Lodge parking lot. Also see the original Bannack Lodge furniture which is in Wisdom's Lodge Room

Saturday Sept 9th in Bannack

The Annual Gathering will be great and memorable event so make plans now for your attendance.

10 :30AM Wonderful Historic Program in the Pavilion in group use area on History of the West with stories about some of the nummerous items from his collection of  the west, the Vigilantes and Bannack.

  10:30 AM also Bannack Town Tour by the Park Service starting at the Visitor's Center

NOON STEAK FRY by Dillon Lodge 16    ( $15 per person for Steak and all the trimmings )             in the group use area

 

1:30 PM Welcoming Program and Time to remember our Departed Brothers

2:00 PM BANNACK HISTORIC LODGE will be opened by Worshipful Master Jake Parker on the Master Mason Degree in the Lodge but we can sure drop the lodge down, after opening, to whatever degree is needed so all Masons (Master Masons, Fellowcraft & Entered Apprentice) can attend the Meeting .

2:00 PM LadiesProgram,    LADIES AND OTHERS NOT ATTENDING MEETING ARE INVITED TO A GREAT PROGRAM

 

     ALSO ALL AFTEROON EVERYONE IS INVITED TO THE SALOON, ACROSS FROM THE LODGE BUILDING, FOR A NON-ALCOHOLIC DRINK & SOME SOCIAL TIME TO TALK

 

SUNDAY  SEPTEMBER 10TH  11 AM TO 3 PM OPEN HOUSE AND HISTORY PROGRAM  IN VIRGINIA CITY LODGE NO.1 IN VIRGINIA CITY MONTANA, LESS THAN 2 HOURS EAST OF BANNACK

Bannack Historic Lodge 3-7-77 Special Outdoor Shelter Fund. and the improvements still needed, such as electricity, fireplace and tables ,

Buy a Rock for the Electricity, Curtains and Future Fireplace for $10 each and Support the Improvements in the Shelter

Ladies and Families are encouraged to attend and join in the festivities, except for the tyled meetings, when there will be other activities for them to enjoy.

GOAL FOR THIS YEAR IS GETTING ELECTRICITY INTO SHELTER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can camp in Wisdom, Dillon or at Bannack or get a room in Dillon or closer yet at Wisdom or Jackson Hot Springs. I am sure there will many stories to share wherever you lay down your hat to rest.

 

 

I hope this answers your questions and helps you make plans to attend, Looking forward to seeing each of you in Bannack or in our Masonic Travels. It is our honor to have you as a Brother in Bannack Historic Lodge No. 3-7-77.

Thanks, Dave Prewett Director of Work@3-7-77
daveprewett@msn.com

406-539-6372 cell or daveprewett@msn.com

Campgrounds

Bannack State Park, first-come / first-serve after Labor Day

Bro Carl Mile’s Big Hole River RV Park @ 211 North Park Street, Wisdom MT call (406) 689-3102 or email at reservations@bigholeriverrvpark.com

Bro Tim Gore’s South Side RV Park in Dillon call 406-683-2244 or go to www.southsidervpark.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Motels

Dillon:     Major Chains, Motel 6, Super 8, Comfort Inn, Guest House, Best Western and others                                              

Jackson:  Jackson Hot Springs Lodge                                       

Wisdom: Sandman Motel,  Nez Perce Motel, Pioneer Mountain Lodge                                                                                           

Wisdom Annual  Meat Feed the evening before  9/11/15 Friday starting at 4 PM until the meat runs out

Enjoy the delicious Old Fashioned " BEEF COOKED ON A SPIT" the Evening before the Bannack Meeting in Wisdom starting at 4 PM next to the Masonic Lodge there.  They could not find a Pig to say yes this year so the Beef committed to take the new part in the program.

Come enjoy some time together, great stories, fine food and see the original Bannack Lodge No. 16 furniture that is now used by Wisdom Masonic Lodge No. 61 after their Building had burned in 1925.

Upcoming Events

Saturday, Jul 7 at 9:00 AM - Sunday, Jul 8 5:00 PM

Bannack Days July 15-16, 2017 3rd Weekend of July each year

Brothers,

Just a reminder for Bannack Days. It is a wonderful time to visit Bannack and celebrate pioneer life and Bannack's glory days. Held always the third weekend in July,  I encourage those of you that have not had the opportunity to attend Bannack Days or may have not attended in the past few years to please come join us for this fun-filled weekend.

For a nominal fee, breakfast is served in Hotel Meade by the Masons Bannack Historic Lodge No. 3-7-77 under the direction of W Bro Charlie Nau as a fund-raiser for the new Bannack Outdoor Shelter, beginning at 7:00am both days.

Lunch will be available as well as other delicious treats like ice cream, kettle corn, fry bread, corn on the cob, and fresh lemonade.

 

From 9:00am to 5:00pm Saturday and 9:00am to 4:30pm Sunday, folks will be demonstrating many of the pioneer skills. Come watch the spinners spin wool into yarn, and the quilters craft a quilt. You can learn how wagon wheels and baskets are made. Up Hangman's Gulch you can shoot a black-powder rifle, learn about the Cavalry, and experience an 1860's gold camp. You may want to try your luck at gold panning and you won't want to miss hand-dipping your own souvenir candle or watching the blacksmith forge an incredible work of art from a flat piece of steel. Take a ride in a horse drawn wagon or motor around town in the Model AA along Bannack's main street.

Be sure to watch your step - Bannack has been known to have a few ruffians about. It is not uncommon for a gunfight to break out on Main Street or for people to be shouting from the hotel porch about one cause or another. Imagine, women wanting to vote!

 

Throughout both days there will be music in the air - bluegrass, gospel and old-time fiddlers, to mention a few. There will even be a stagecoach coming to Bannack, who knows what may happen since the road agents have been eyeing it for some time now. Don't miss it. Throughout the weekend the visitor center will be open and guided tours of the Masonic Lodge and the Mill will be available.

Admission to Bannack for the weekend is $5.00 per vehicle per day.

For information call (406) 834-3413. or go to http://bannack.org/bannackdays to see the complete schedule of the weekend.

Dillon Lodge No. 16 will be hosting the weekend with tours of the Lodge Building for all to see your wonderful Lodge in fine form.

We hope to see you there!

If you can't make it this year put it on your calendar for next, as it is always held on the 3rd weekend of July each year. It is a great time to visit the park and your Lodge and witness the old west come alive.

NOTE OF CHANGES FOR CAMPGROUND USERS FOR THIS YEAR IN BANNACK: The Montana State Park System will be going with a campground reservation system this year. Sites will be reservable in the Vigilante Campground (the one the Lodge normals stays in) from Memorial Day to Labor Day. This may make it inconvenient for some, however it will make it convenient for those who come long distances and want to make sure a site is going to be available for them. The total number of sites that will be reservable will be 12. If the sites do not get reserved on a particular night the sites will be first come first serve. This reservation system will not affect the Road Agent Campground since it will be all first come first serve. If you are interested in reserving a site, you can contact Reserve America, at reserveamerica.com or call them at 1-888-922-6743. They will start taking reservations starting March 16th. The camping fees have gone up for non Montana residents. Camping fees are now $23 per night. However, if you purchase a state park passport, the camping fee is reduced to $18 per night. If you would like to check out the park's Bi-Annual fee rule, please get on our Park’s website at http://fwp.mt.gov/parks/rules/rules.html.