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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Masonic Con 2017 - Saturday, April 29th

This Saturday, April 29th, Ezekiel Bates Lodge AF&AM in Attleboro, Massachusetts will host its 2017 Masonic Con, an incredible annual lineup of outstanding Masonic speakers, and much, much more.

Noteworthy presentations will be given by Paul C. Smith, Piers Vaughan, Angel Millar, Richard Cassaro, Greg Kaminsky, Oscar Alleyne, and Robert Johnson.

However, for a complete listing of all speakers, vendors, panels, and more who will be presenting or represented, CLICK HERE.

The basic schedule for the principal speakers is below. Click the image to enlarge it to a readable size:

There will literally be something for everyone at this event. On top of everything listed above, there will also be appendant body initiations conferred by the local Grotto, Shrine, and Tall Cedars of Lebanon.

Admission is free, and all presentations are open to the public — until 5:15. At that time, there will be a special panel discussion about esoteric symbolism, sponsored by the Lvmen Scientiae Book Club and moderated by John Ruark (of Patriot Lodge 1957 in Fairfax, VA). This event, and the subsequent appendant body degrees will be restricted to Master Masons only, and all require a valid dues card for admission.

If you are planning on arriving in the area on Friday, there will be a tour of the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts, given by the Grand Historian of Massachusetts – Right Worshipful Walter Hunt around 2:30 Friday, April 28th. The Grand Lodge is located at 186 Tremont Street in Boston, which is about a 45 minute drive if you can miss the miserable traffic. 

Additionally, Attleboro sits very close to the Rhode Island border. On Sunday April 30th at 9:00 AM, Right Worshipful Rick Lynch will be offering a tour of the nearby Grand Lodge of Rhode Island. The Grand Lodge of Rhode Island is located at 222 Taunton Avenue East Providence, Rhode Island, about 20 minutes from Ezekiel Bates Lodge.

Ezekiel Bates Lodge is located at 71 North Main Street, Attleboro, MA 02703. There is plenty of parking offsite surrounding the building at several municipal lots.

Keep checking the Masonic Con 2017 website and their Facebook event page for latest updates. And for any questions, email Bryan Simmons at bryanco1@yahoo.com

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