Grand Lodge of Nevada Masons in Carson City

Nevada Masons Rededicate Grand Lodge Cornerstone in Carson City

For you Nevada History Buffs

I got this announcement from Chet Hayes, one of our Nevada Narratives readers. It sounds like a great opportunity to discover more about the history of the Free and Accepted Masons in Nevada and tour this historic building.


On September 24, 1866, at 2:00 pm, the Grand Lodge of Nevada, Free and Accepted Masons dedicated the laying of the cornerstone of the original U.S. Mint in Carson City, Nevada. Exactly150 years later to the day and time, the Grand Lodge of Nevada, Free and Accepted Masons will rededicate that cornerstone at what is now the Nevada State Museum.

On Saturday, September 24, 2016, at 2:00 pm, the public is invited to participate in the rededication ceremony of the laying of the cornerstone. This historic community event will begin with a Grand Procession from Carson Lodge #1, Free and Accepted Masons located across the street to the Nevada State Museum at 600 N. Carson Street. The ceremony will begin at 2:00 pm, with the rededication of the cornerstone by the Grand Lodge of Nevada and accompanied by speeches by State of Nevada dignitaries.

An open house will follow at Carson Lodge #1, Free and Accepted Masons at 113 East Washington Street, Carson City. The public is invited to tour the Carson Lodge building, which was the original V & T Railroad Depot. Carson Lodge No. 1 was the first Lodge of Freemasons in the state of Nevada and has operated continually since 1862. The building is on the National Historic Register for Historic Buildings and features the original Depot clock, a Comstock silver Knights Templar Riding Uniform and a register of all guests to the Carson Lodge with the signature of Masonic Brother Samuel L. Clemens (most famously known as Mark Twain).

For more information, please contact Secretary Mike Williams at Carson Lodge #1 at 882-3931.

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