The Mt. Nebo Lodge No. 91 Bicentennial Celebration

    The Bicentennial of Mount Nebo Lodge # 91 will be celebrated on December 10th and 11th, 2011 at the Masonic Temple on German Street in Shepherdstown.  Mount Nebo was chartered by the Grand Lodge of Virginia on December 11th, 1811 and after the Civil War, was Chartered again in 1872 by the Grand Lodge of West Virginia.

     On Saturday, December 10th at 10 am, a Lodge Meeting will be held at Mount Nebo .  Master Masons are invited to attend.  Prior to the Lodge Meeting, a light breakfast and coffee will start at 9am.  The WV Grand Master, Most Worshipful Charles Lauk will be in attendance, as will many Grand Lodge Officers.  A presentation will be made during the Lodge Meeting  and again at the luncheon by Brother Mark Tabbert, Curator of the George Washington Masonic Memorial.  Brother Tabbert will be speaking on the history of the George Washington Apron as well as the life of George Washington as a Mason.  The luncheon will be held at Noon, following the Lodge meeting.  

    The Lodge will be open to the Public on Sunday, December 11th from Noon until 3pm.  Mark Tabbert, Curator of the George Washington Masonic Memorial will be speaking on the history of the George Washington Apron at 1pm in the Lodge Hall.  All are welcome to attend and see the historic George Washington Masonic Apron, which may well be the last time the Apron will be on display in Shepherdstown.

    For both days of the celebration, the George Washington Masonic Apron will be on display.  For over a Century, the Apron has hung on the North Lodge wall and has recently been removed and restored at Mount Vernon.   Representative from the George Washington Masonic Memorial and Mount Vernon will be on hand both days.  
The Mount Nebo Masonic lodge came into its possession of the apron through Thomas Hammond, husband of Mildred Washington, daughter of Charles Washington, brother of the First President. 

                                                        Chartered by the Grand Lodge of West Virginia A.F.& A.M. 1872
                                                            Chartered by the Grand Lodge of Virginia A.F.& A.M. 1811