An estimated 150 Kansas Freemasons participated in a public cornerstone re-dedication ceremony at the state capitol building in Topeka today, in celebration of Kansas Mason Day. The building's cornerstone was placed at the Statehouse in 1866.
Members, officers, and grand lodge officers from both the Grand Lodge of Kansas AF & AM and the MW Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Kansas F&AM jointly participated in the ceremony, and the famous George Washington Inaugural Bible was also on hand, on loan from St. John's lodge No. 1 in New York.
As part of the festivities, it was announced that the Kansas Masonic Foundation of the Grand Lodge of Kansas AF & AM is donating $2.5 million this year to Kansas State University programs.
From the WIBW.com website today: