Friday, March 11, 2016

‘Watching Washington at Federal Hall’

Every year, New York Freemasons stage a re-enactment of the first inauguration of George Washington as president of the United States on (or about) the anniversary of the historic occasion in 1789, and the 2016 event has been announced. I assume the George Washington Inaugural Bible will be on hand. From the publicity:

George Washington Presidential
Inauguration Re-enactment
Friday, April 29
11 a.m.
Federal Hall
26 Wall Street

Please join us as we commemorate the inauguration of George Washington and the Heroes of 1776—many of whom were Free and Accepted Masons—and to proclaim our heritage.

Magpie file photo
Statue of Washington at Federal Hall, NYC.
Two hundred and twenty-seven years ago, on April 30, 1789, George Washington was sworn in as the nation’s first president, and gave the first inaugural address. The American government was based in New York that year. Congress had met for the first time on March 4, 1789 in the former city hall at the corner of Wall Street and Nassau Street, which a year earlier had been redesigned by Pierre Charles L’Enfant in the Federal architecture style—the first such building design in America—thus the building was renamed Federal Hall.

This event is sponsored by the George Washington Inauguration Reenactment Committee of the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of the State of New York.

Click here to read about Washington and his adding “So help me God” to his oath.

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