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.
9/07/2018 ------ 9/9/2018
Bannack Annual Excitement Weekend
Friday Sept 7th Bannack Weekend starts at 4 PM in Wisdom Lodge No. 61 with the BBQ dinner starting at 4 PM and going until about 7 PM
Also see the original Bannack Lodge Furniture which is now in Wisdom Lodge No. 61
Saturday Sept 8th Bannack Events begin in Bannack with:
10 AM Gathering in Group-use Pavilion ( Outdoor Shelter)
1:30 PM Program and prize drawings in the Pavilion
All Masons are welcome, but if you know of any EA or FC Masons present, PLEASE let Dave Prewett know so we can drop the meeting down after opening so they can have the opportunity to attend the meeting in the Lodge Room.
Other Bannack Weekend Happenings :
BANNACK HATS, APRONS & OTHER 3-7-77 ITEMS SELLING ALL DAY BY THE PAVILION
During the afternoon the saloon OR MAYBE THIS YEAR A DEDICATED AREA BY THE PAVILION will also be open with non-alcoholic beverages and great visiting with numerous stories and tales being shared and discussed.
Saturday, 10:30 AM and 2:00 PM Town site Tours by Bannack State Park Please check in the Visitor's Center for further information on the tours and availability along with any possible time changes or other special happenings in Bannack, this day and in the future.
Sunday Sept 9th 11 AM to 3 PM Virginia City Lodge No. 1 in Virginia City will have an open house with history programs being shared. Come to Virginia City and see the beautiful historic Lodge Building and learn more of our Masonic History and Mason’s involvement in the Vigilante Movement.
DRIVE SAFE, HAPPY TO MEET, SAD TO PART, HAPPY TO MEET AGAIN
Looking forward to seeing you next year on Sept. 14th, 2019 or before.
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 email@example.com
406-539-6372 cell or firstname.lastname@example.org
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.