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Bannack Clean-up Day May 13, 2017 9am-3pm

Posted by David L. Prewett on March 1, 2017 at 10:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Bannack Clean-up Day May 13, 2017 9am-3pm

Bring your work clothes and help get the park ready for the tourist season while enjoying a great day of friendship. It helps the park put its best foot forward to the numerous visitors to Bannack and the Lodge.

Starts around 9  am and goes on till about 3 pm.

lLunch will be provided by Bannack Historic Lodge No. 3-7-77 with the expert assistance of  Sharon Prewett.

Bannack Days July 15-16, 2017

Posted by David L. Prewett on January 28, 2017 at 7:15 PM Comments comments (0)

 

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, We 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 FIREPLACE, 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 www.bannack.org 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.

Bannack Ghost Walk

Posted by David L. Prewett on January 26, 2017 at 9:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Call 834-3413 to make reservations for the Ghost Walk

In October. The Ghost Walk is the Bannack

Association’s largest single fundraiser of

the year. It can be frightening and

humorous but every skit comes from the

pages of Bannack history. This is not a

haunted house but a walking tour where

the spirits tell their stories as you are

guided through the streets of Bannack.

There are two shows a night and each

show is limited to 100 people so don’t

be left out in the cold make your

reservations now by calling Bannack at

406-834-3413. This is a fundraiser and

tickets are non-refundable.

They usually sell out so make your reservations early.

EAGLE ROCK #19 MM Degree in Bannack Lodge

Posted by David L. Prewett on April 1, 2016 at 10:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Brother Master Masons,

Masons of Eagle Rock #19 have chosen June 18. 2016 at 1 PM to be the day when we invade Bannack. Montana for Dutch Oven Dinner and BBQ and then confer a Master Mason Degree in the Historic Lodge of Bannack 3-7-77, A F & A M. in the Bannack Lodge Building built in 1874

Dinner (more like FEAST actually) at 1 PM for Masons, Families and Friends to enjoy prior to the.Degree Work in the Lodge for the Master Masons.

All Master Masons are welcome, This will be our 12th? (WOW) year. It has grown and become more fun each year. It is especially interesting in that we do Idaho Work in Montana, requiring dispensations to do so.

There will be petitions available to join Bannack, the lifetime membership is most reasonable. Also, to keep up with what is going on with our Bannack 3-7-77 Lodge, go to www.bannack3777.com. You can sign up for the web page and download a petition to join it. Secretary Martinez is really quick responding to petitions and you could well be a card carrying member by the time you get there.

All Master Masons are welcome. We sure suggest that you schedule in this day and enjoy a great day for Masonry. We guarentee you won't be disappointed !!

Eagle Rock #19 AF & AM,

Kent McCandless PM

Any questions or for reservations for dinner contact W Bro Kent at

[email protected]

208-523-8706 or 208-521-8346

 

Campground changes in Bannack since 2011

Posted by David L. Prewett on May 27, 2011 at 6:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Brothers,

 The accommodations are still beautiful but not modern. There are places for motor homes, trailers, and tents but the hookups consist of one hydrant in the camp with potable water and there is an outhouse. The outhouse is probably as clean as I have ever seen, they do a good job of taking care of them. Grasshopper Creek flows right through camp for a refreshing bath?

 

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.

 

 

MEMBERSHIP PETITION

Posted by David L. Prewett on August 26, 2010 at 5:24 PM Comments comments (0)

 

BANNACK HISTORIC LODGE No. 3-7-77

Petition for Life Membership

To: The Worshipful Master, Wardens, and Brethren of Bannack Historic Lodge No. 3 7 77.

The undersigned certifies that he is a Master Mason in Good Standing and a member of __________________________ Lodge No. ____, located at __________________, under the jurisdiction of the [Grand Lodge of Montana] [Grand Lodge of ____________________, a Grand Lodge that is recognized by the Grand Lodge of Montana] (Strike out one), and that he is desirous of becoming a

Life Member of your Lodge if found qualified. He further certifies that he understands:

That the purposes of Bannack Historic Lodge No. 3 7 77 are to preserve the history of Freemasonry in Montana and the original Masonic Lodge building in Bannack, Montana. No degrees will be conferred by this Historic Lodge.

That membership in Bannack Historic Lodge No. 3 7 77 shall remain in effect so long as he remains a Master Mason in good standing in a duly chartered Lodge under the jurisdiction of the Grand Lodge of Montana or of a Grand Lodge recognized by the Grand Lodge of Montana. Membership may be voluntarily severed at any time by resignation. Upon resignation, no demit will be issued. (Sec 20070 A and D, Montana Code of Statutes)

That the privileges of holding office and voting in this Historic Lodge are restricted to members who are Master Masons in good standing in a regular Lodge under the jurisdiction of the Grand Lodge of Montana. (Sec 20070 B, Montana Code of Statutes)

Date of Petition: _____________________

Printed Full Name:____________________________________________________________Signature:____________________________________ Address: _______________________________________________ City:__________________________________________________

State,____________________________ Zip:__________ Telephone: _____________________________________________________ e-mail: ________________________________________________

Instructions:

This petition must be accompanied by the petition fee, $37.77.

A Certificate of Membership, suitable for framing, is available for an additional $5. Check here if you desire the certificate. 

A Bannack Lodge No. 3-7-77 lapel pin is available for an additional $5. Check here is you desire the lapel pin. 

Shipping and handling for either the certificate or the pin, or for both is $2.23.

Summary of Fees: Petition fee only - $37.77; Petition fee and either pin or certificate plus S&H - $45.00; Petition fee, pin, and certificate plus S&H - $50.00. Checks should be payable to Bannack Historic Lodge No. 3 7 77, A.F.&.A.M.

A photocopy of the petitioners current dues card (front and back) must accompany the petition.

Mail petitions, checks, and all correspondence to the Lodge Secretary:

David Martinez 1311 S. Grand Bozeman, MT 59715

You can also contact the Lodge Secretary by phone: (406) 587-3251 or e-mail: [email protected]

 

FOR USE BY LODGE SECRETARY

NAME: ____________________________________

Date petition received by secretary: ______________________________

Total funds received: ______________________________

Date membership card mailed: ______________________________

Date certificate mailed: ______________________________

Date lapel pin mailed: ______________________________

Date membership terminated by

resignation: ______________________________

Date membership terminated by

non-affiliation with a regular Lodge: ______________________________

Date of Death: ______________________________


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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.