Ceremony For Laying Cornerstone Historic Masonic Theatre

Historic Masonic Theatre 510 Main Street, Clifton Forge, VA.

The Ceremony For Laying Cornerstone was held Saturday, July 30, 2016 at 2PM.

The original Masonic Hall and Opera House, commissioned by Low Moor Masonic Lodge Number 166 and built in high Victorian style in 1905, has undergone a multi million dollar renovation.

To celebrate the preservation of the oldest continuously operating theatre in Virginia, the Freemasons of the 23rd Masonic Distric, as the guests of the Theatre Foundation, re-enacted the Masonic Ceremony for Laying Cornerstones.  The Grand Lodge of Virginia has granted a Dispensation for the event and admission was free.

Ceremony Schedule included; Viewing of Masonic videos, Introduction to Ceremony with a procession from Town Hall to the Historic Theatre, on stage re-enactment of cornerstone ceremony, remarks by Most Worshipful James Edward Litten Grand Master of Masons in Virginia and remarks by Jeff Stern Executive Director of the Historic Masonic Theatre.  Theatre tours followed with a reception in the Underground Lodge.  A 6:00 PM dinner was held in the West Rock Ballroom.

Photographs courtesy of doug@appistudio.com.


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