In celebration of the Centennial Anniversary of the Laying of the Cornerstone of the House of the Temple (1733 – 16th St, NW, Washington DC), headquarters of the Supreme Council of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite, Southern Jurisdiction, U.S.A., onTuesday, October 18, 2011, the Grand Lodge of the District of Columbia, with the participation of representatives from the Grand Lodges of Maryland and Virginia, will reenact the original October 18, 1911 cornerstone laying ceremony. The event starts at 11:00am and is open to the public. There will be a reception following the reenactment ceremony in the Temple Garden at 11:45am.
Attire for Grand Lodge Officers shall be dark suit, dark long tie, white shirt, white apron, and white gloves, with collar and jewel. Other brethren are requested to wear business attire with optional white apron. Parking will be available at the DC Scottish Rite Center (2800 – 16th St, NW) where a shuttle bus will be making trips back and forth to the House of the Temple. Alternatively, limited street parking may be available in the neighborhood of the House of Temple.
Walter R. Hoenes, P.M.
Assistant to the Grand Secretary
The Grand Lodge Free and Accepted Masons of Washington, DC