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December 14, 2015 @ 10:39 pm by admin

Imbued with Joy

This photograph, created by Adam Kendall, collections manager of the Henry Wilson Coil Library and Museum of Freemasonry, combines a vintage Christmas border with an early 20th century photograph of a young Covina resident.

The Henry Wilson Coil Library and Museum of Freemasonry is pleased to display a new exhibit at the Masonic Homes museum on the Union City campus.

In “Imbued with Joy: Meaningful Objects from Our Masonic Communities,” Masonic Homes and Acacia Creek residents have been asked to contribute objects that, to them, represent Freemasonry’s spirit of giving through charitable acts and love for mankind.

In addition to residents’ contributions, the exhibit will include a number of featured artifacts from the Masonic Homes’ collection, including rare antique jewelry, historic photographs of the Union City and Covina Homes, furniture made by early Homes’ residents, and other unique items.

Masonic artifacts to be displayed include a replica of George Washington’s inaugural Bible, an early American Masonic apron, and a Grand Lodge of California sesquicentennial apron commissioned by Past Grand Master Alvin J. Weiss. The Masonic plaque that adorned the first Siminoff Masonic Temple in Union City, circa 1889, will also be on display.

To arrange a visit to this unique exhibit, contact the Masonic Home at Union City at (510) 471-3434, ext. 0. It opens on Friday, Dec. 18, and runs through early February.

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