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

Brothers that have passed to the Celestial Lodge

Greetings Brothers from your Secretary of 3-7-77
Our roles now show a spectacular number of 1382 members. I realize that a few have made that trip to " That house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens." 
We have diligently tried to recognize those that have passed on but am sure we have missed giving proper recognition at our Annual Meeting to a few of those deserving it. 
I want to be sure our lodge records are accurate and also want to be sure all of those Brothers are recorded as such.  I  am asking for your assistance with this matter.  If you know of a Brother of Bannack Historic Lodge No. 3-7-77 that has passed on, please drop me a line and I will check my roster and see if he is still on the active rolls.  Even if you think that they may belonged to Bannack Lodge but you are not sure, please include those names also, so I can check them within our records of membership.  I would rather get names of Brothers that did not belong and have passed than miss one that did and I failed to get them recognized and recorded.   I am sure we have most of those such deceased Brothers in the past accurately recorded so I would like to say, let's start from last September or a couple of years back, but why not send me all of the names of Brothers that may have possibly belonged and have passed from day one of the Lodge in 2000 and let me check through them. That is only 10 years.  Thanks in advance for your help with this list.
I am getting ready for our annual meeting on September 10, 2011 and I would like to report about the accuracy of our membership. 

Thanks, please send this information to:
Your Secretary,
Dave Martinez

""Your Lodge Secretary Is Always Ready To Assist You""

W Bro. David Martinez 

1311 South Grand Ave.

Bozeman, MT  59715

1-406-587-3251 Dave's Home


Brother Master Masons,

If you are not a member of 3-7-77,   please fill out the petition on the left, in the sidebar, and become a member of one of the largesat and most exciting lodges in the United States.  This Lodge preserves and promotes Masonry and our History while stabilizing the Masonic Lodge Building built in Bannack in 1874. Bannack Historic Lodge is a place where you can visit the past while enjoying the Brotherhood of Freemasonry with many who have the same values and ideals in life.


If you are a member of 3-7-77,  give a Brother Master Mason a petition to join or give him the gift of Life Membership so he can be a part of your wonderful Lodge and be a proud Life Member of 3-7-77 so you can have the honor of recognizing him as a Brother of your Lodge.



Please think about sharing a gift for life,

Dave Martinez,  Secretary 3-7-77



Give the gift of a donation to the Lodge's Special Outdoor Shelter Fund in the name of a Friend or Loved One.

Give the gift that assists all today and forever in the building of the Outdoor Shelter in the Group-use / Picnic Area to make all their visits even more enjoyable in all kinds of weather to Bannack State Park. Hot, Cold, Rain, or Snow

Send your contribution today to 3-7-77's Bannack Outdoor Shelter Fund

c/o   Wayne Gibson, Treasurer       3214 Augusta Dr.       Bozeman MT 59715 

Thanks in advance for your contribution

Dave Martinez, Secretary 3-7-77

Lost Your Dues Card, Certificate, and /or Pin

Don't hesitate to contact the Lodge Secretary if you have lost your Lodge Certificate, Dues Card, and /or Pin and would like to have a replacement.

Replacement cost will be minimal with it being only the expense of the material along with shipping and handling.

 Contact the Lodge Secretary now to get your replacement.

Upcoming Events

Friday, Jun 22 at 1:00 PM - Sunday, Jun 24 8:00 PM
Saturday Jul 14 - Sunday Jul 15
Saturday Jul 21 - Sunday Jul 22
Saturday, Aug 4 at 9:00 AM - Sunday, Aug 5 4:00 PM

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


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 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 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