Skip to comments.First-Ever Masonic Inaugural Ball to be Held[In honor of President-elect, Barack Obama]
Posted on 01/05/2009 9:02:01 AM PST by BGHater
Tickets are now on sale for the first-ever Masonic Inaugural Ball held in Washington, D.C.
William R. Singleton Hope Lebanon Lodge #7 is hosting the first-ever Masonic Inaugural Ball in honor of President-elect, Barack Obama and Vice-President Elect Joseph Biden. Tickets are limited, so you are encouraged to purchase yours quickly.
This first-ever event will be held at 8:00 p.m.:
2120 P Street, NW
While other inauguration balls are costing $125-$500 or more per ticket, weve arranged for an evening with some amazing food, a great DJ, and brotherhood, all for $65 per ticket, weve also included an incentive to help pay the baby sitter, couples may go for just $120 a piece.
All proceeds from this event will be donated to the Masonic Foundation of the District of Columbia.
For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit: http://singletonlodge.org/home/inaugural-masonic-ball/
Traffic will be difficult to get through the District of Columbia. We are recommending that people take metro. Stars Bistro is conveniently located west of the Dupont Circle Metro Station (exit north.) There will be valet parking available for those choosing to drive.
Thanks — so they would be “Regular” but not necessarily “In Amity?”
Actually, this is mostly no longer true. Grand Lodges of AF & AM or F & AM in 34 states now recognize their respective Prince Hall Grand Lodges, though that does not necessarily include free visitation. My own Masonic jurisdiction just became the 34th this past winter and visitation requires explicit permission from both Grand Masters.
That said, generally, Prince Hall Lodges are regular and quite legitimate. The usage stems from the Revolutionary War, when white lodges in the US were forcibly divorced from the Grand Lodge in London. The only one recognized at the time was the newly-formed Prince Hall in Boston (named for a man with that name, btw). As the unpleasantness subsided, recognition quickly followed, but mutual recognition did not. That was an extended process which is still going on.
I suspect this means he is Scottish Rite. To my knowledge there are only three degrees in Blue Lodge Masonry, of which Prince Hall is an exemplar.
Free Born???????? Roque lodges.
I stand corrected. I just called the Secy of my lodge and he told me pretty much the same thing. He said this came about after I served as Master.(10 years ago). Then they were not recognized by the Grand Lodge.
With today’s announcement of a worldwide virtual ball via the Internet, this will mark the last time anyone ever sees ‘Balls’ in this term.
They misspelled “Messianic Ball”.
I always thought the Masons were a very conservative, very white group.
It was my honor to vote for Prince Hall recognition at the last Annual Communication here in NC.
I am surprised (or maybe I’m not) that politics isn’t forbidden in Prince Hall lodges as it is in AF & AM lodges.
You would never see an AF & AM lodge host an inauguration ball for any president.
They are regular in Texas, or at least one may have Masonic communication with them.
Not sure if AF&FM and Prince Hall can sit in each other’s meetings.
Prince Hall. He was a colurful guy.
I’ve recently found Amos and Andy on YouTube. I was surprised.
Jurisdictions vary, is why. Check your state Grand Lodge, if you are interested.
“I always thought the Masons were a very conservative, very white group.”
Yes, I did to, until I did some research for a book. The Cherokee had lodges in Indian Territory/Arkansas in the 1850’s-60’s and after. Blacks in the area also had lodges.
Very conservative, yes. White, no.
My lodge (not Prince Hall) has black, white, hispanic, one Asian doctor who doesn’t show up, Jewish, Roman Catholic and every protestant denomination around.
Dang! Beat me to it!
Prince Hall is a historic, African American Masonic affiliate body. They where founded in the 1700s to support abolitionist groups. Prince Hall has a very interesting history.
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