The Museum of the Albemarle will open its latest small exhibit, Blue Lodges of the Albemarle, on March 16, 2019 at 10 am. At 10:30 am, Rachel Asbury Cole, Curatorial Intern with Colonial Williamsburg, will speak on “A Rare and Dignified Survival: A Closer Look at the Bucktrout Masonic Chair”.
Refreshments will be provided by the Elizabeth City Chapter No. 44 of the Order of the Eastern Star.
This exhibition recognizes our Albemarle region’s Freemasons and the charitable works they perform in and around their communities. A fascinating assortment of artifacts, from several Albemarle Masonic Lodges, reveal both the fraternity’s rich history in Northeastern North Carolina and their time-honored philanthropic heritage.
Freemasons join in fellowship for not only their own personal enrichment but for that of the communities in which they live and work, as well. Among this eclectic collection: A North Carolina Masonic Lodge manual, a lodge ballot box, and a Masonic master’s chair. These objects, some familiar and some seldom seen, acknowledge Freemasonry’s significance and vocation here in the Albemarle.
Blue Lodges of the Albemarle remains on view through the end of 2019.