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Centennial Celebration at Jefferson Park Masonic Lodge –August 11th &12th

Jefferson Masonic Temple Celebrates 100 Years August 11th & 12th!

Join in the Centennial anniversary of Jefferson Masonic Temple, during one of their Open House weekends. The Celebration will include: history exhibits, early pictures of Jefferson Park, a tribute to their Veterans, the opening of the buildings original cornerstone and a re-dedication of the same.

Open House Weekend:

*Saturday, August 11th from 11am-5pm:

  • History of the Jefferson Masonic Temple
  • Learn what Freemasonry and the Masonic Associations are about
  • Tours of the Jefferson Masonic Temple Building
  • Pictures and displays of early Village & Township of Jefferson Park
  • 60 years of Chicago Tribune Headlines
  • Find out how the Great Chicago Fire almost devastated Freemasonry in Northern Illinois
  • Learn about the new National Veterans Museum and talk with its CEO and President, Joe Cantafio
  • Free IL-CHIP Identification Kits to all families with children**

*Sunday, August 12th:

  • Displays and Historical Information from above
  • 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM – Pancake Breakfast
  • 12:00 PM Flag Replacement Ceremony
  • 1:00 PM Re-dedication of the original cornerstone, laid in August, 1912
  • Free IL-CHIP Identification Kits to all families with children**

As part of the celebration , Jefferson Masonic Association will unveil their newly redesigned lower lobby, which now contains a tribute to their founding Fathers and Masonic Veterans that helped to Preserve & Protect the Freedoms of our Great Country. Included in the display is a newly discovered bronze plaque created just after WWI to honor the Veterans of Masonic Lodge #209, AF&AM. All Veterans & active duty military personnel are encouraged to attend the events in uniform.

Jefferson Masonic Association - Serving Illinois Masons Since 1912
5418 W Gale Street,

Chicago IL 60630
Phone: 773.282.4747

Just a 1 minute walk from the Jefferson Park Metra Station
* All times and events subject to change, please check back often for the most up-to-date schedule at

** The IL-CHIP program began in 1994, the program is sponsored by the Grand Lodge of Illinois and administered by Local Lodges throughout the State of Illinois. Recognized as one of the premier child safety programs in the State, we put together everything parents need to help the authorities find a lost child. It’s the most comprehensive program of its kind . . . …and it is FREE OF CHARGE TO PARENTS.

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