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Friday, April 20, 2018

Patrick Craddock at Indiana's Lodge Vitruvian 4/24

UPDATE APRIL 24, 2018: Patrick Craddock has been unavoidably forced to cancel his appearance at tonight's meeting. The lodge will reschedule with him, hopefully later in the year.

I will be filling in for him and will speak about Indiana's Bicentennial year, Dwight L. Smith and the Sesquicentennial in 1967-68, and my new book, Heritage Endures. Please join us.




Come join Lodge Vitruvian in Indianapolis for fellowship and scholarly discussion on the evening of Tuesday, April 24th. Our Keynote Speaker for the evening will be noted expert on Masonic aprons and regalia, author and historian, WBro. Patrick Craddock of Conlegium Ritus Austeri No. 779, Nashville, Tennessee. As of January, he is the new President of the Masonic Society.

Patrick received his Master of Arts degree (Middle Tenn. State University ’92) and Master of Philosophy (University College of Wales – Aberystwyth ’01) in history. He is a contributing author to Encyclopedia of Tennessee History, as well as a past-curator of exhibits at the Carter House Museum in Franklin, Tennessee. 

Initiated, passed and raised in O.D. Smith Lodge, No. 33, Oxford, Mississippi, he is a life member Hiram Lodge No. 7, Franklin, Tennessee and an officer and charter member of Conlegium Ritus Austeri No. 779 in Nashville. Additionally, he is the owner of The Craftsman’s Apron, manufacturers and providers of the highest quality Masonic regalia and period reproductions of historic designs.


7:00 – 8:00 PM Stated Meeting

Lodge Vitruvian No. 767 F&AM
Broad Ripple Masonic Temple
1716 Broad Ripple Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46220-2338

We are determined to complete our business in one hour.


8:30 -10:30 PM Festive Board

George’s Neighborhood Grill
6935 Lake Plaza Drive
Indianapolis, Indiana 46220
“In the style of European Lodges, members are expected to dress in tuxedo for all Communications of the Lodge. Members also purchase their own regalia, (apron, collar, gloves, case), according to Lodge Vitruvian specifications.”

Visitors dress should be tuxedo, or business attire.

Each attendee will be responsible for the cost of his and their guest’s meal.

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