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Behind This Door
               Lies A Treasure Trove
          Of Historic Montana Artifacts

                                                               The  Masonic  Apron  belonging  to
                                                              Meriwether Lewis', which he carried
                                                              on the Corps of Discovery trek across
                                                              the country, is displayed along with
                                                              two  painƟ ngs  depicƟ ng  the  fi rst
                                                              Masonic  meeƟ ng  in  the  Territory,
                                                              now the State of Montana.

                                                                                       This BriƟ sh Army drum with its
                                                                                      original drum sƟ cks was played
                                                                                      in  both  the  RevoluƟ onary  and
                                                                                      Civil War.

                                                              This Grand Masters' Lion Paw signet ring
                                                             is made of gold mined at Alder Gulch,
                                                             Virginia City, Montana Territory in 1887,
                                                             by Samuel Word, who was one of the
      The Montana Masonic Foundation                         fi rst lawyers admiƩ ed to pracƟ ce law in
                                                             Montana, on December 4, 1864.
               Invites You To Explore
               Our All New Expanded                            These are but a few of the treasures waiƟ ng for you to
                         Museum                               discover at the site of one of Helena's fi rst gold claims.

               425 N Park Avenue
                 Helena, Montana
                  (406) 442-7774
      Montana Freemason                                                                          Page 4                                       July/August 2021   Volume 97 No. 3
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