The smell of the sea, the squawk of shore birds, and the squeaking of a sailing vessel's lines are all well known to us here in Rhode Island. During the Tall Ships festival in the summer, we may see square-rigged vessels breaking the horizon. On July 8th 2015 we will see something that we haven't quite seen before – a celebration of the preparations for American Independence, with the French Frigate that brought Major-General Lafayette back to Washington in 1780.
The Grand Lodge of RI in conjunction with “Hermione 2015” will be participating in several events during its visit to Newport (scheduled for July 8-9). Most especially, we plan to hold a Revolutionary War Festive Board and you can click here for details.
By: M∴W∴Wyman P. Hallstrom, Jr., PGM
March 30, 2015 something very special happened in Rhode Island. I have seen many lodges merge since I became a Mason. This is the first time I have seen a new one chartered. It was a very good feeling.