Thursday, September 1, 2022

‘What to do when your bylaws are historic’

St. John’s Lodge No. 1 Foundation

September? Really? Well, time flies, but preserving history is a perennial task that requires a lot of our present time, and congratulations to St. John’s Lodge 1 of New York City for ensuring an irreplaceable historic book will survive another couple of centuries.

Acting through its educational foundation, which aims to preserve the lodge’s 1767 King James Bible on which the first American president familiarly placed his hands while taking his Constitutional oath of office, St. John’s has preserved its 1784 book of bylaws also.

The leather-bound volume’s impressive history involves the Revolutionary War, a second lodge named St. John’s, and the signatures of many notable people. Read all about it here.

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