GLC Letchworth District 2016

  Letchworth District Grand Lecturer Convention November 9, 2016             The newly formed Letchworth District had its first Grand Lecturer Convention on November 9.  The new district is a combination of the Genesee Wyoming and Livingston Districts.  The convention...

Letchworth State Park

Letchworth State Park Letchworth State Park is located in Livingston and Wyoming counties.  The park is roughly 17 miles (27 km) long, following the course of the Genesee River as it flows north through a deep gorge and over several large waterfalls.   It is located...

Mid-late 1700s Mug, Worcester ware

This mug depicts three Freemasons, a Master, a Senior Warden and a Junior Warden, each wearing the jewel of his Office. Masonic symbols cover the mug: square; radiant triangle; G; upraised, bent arm holding a trowel; cable; compasses and circle segment; radiant sun;...

GLC 2nd Erie District 2016

 Second Erie District Grand Lecturer Convention October 29, 2016             The Grand Lecturer Convention for the 2nd Erie District was held at Western Star Masonic Center in Lackawanna. This was a Saturday afternoon convention and was well attended by many members...

GLC Steuben District 2016

  Steuben District Grand Lecturer Convention October 28, 2016                Steuben Lodge No. 112 was the host lodge for the Grand Lecturer’s Convention.  They meet on the Steuben County Fairgrounds.  The Fairgrounds are in Bath, New York; the county seat.   There...

Lackawanna, NY

Lackawanna Lackawanna is a city in Erie County, located just south of the city of Buffalo in the western part of New York state. The population was 18,141 at the 2010 census.  The name derives from the Lackawanna Steel Company.  It is part of the Buffalo-Niagara Falls...

Lockport, NY

Lockport Lockport is a city in Niagara County. It is so-named from a set of Erie Canal locks within the city. Lockport is the county seat of Niagara County and is surrounded by the town of Lockport. It is part of the Buffalo–Niagara Falls Metropolitan Statistical...

GLC Niagara Orleans 2016

 Niagara Orleans District Grand Lecturer Convention October 27, 2016             Red Jacket Lodge No. 646 was the host for the Niagara Orleans Grand Lecturer Convention this year.   Red Jacket Lodge meets at the historic Lockport Masonic Center in the heart of the...

GLC Niagara Orleans 2016

 Niagara Orleans District Grand Lecturer Convention October 27, 2016             Red Jacket Lodge No. 646 was the host for the Niagara Orleans Grand Lecturer Convention this year.   Red Jacket Lodge meets at the historic Lockport Masonic Center in the heart of the...

Lockport NY

Lockport Lockport is a city in Niagara County. It is so-named from a set of Erie Canal locks within the city. Lockport is the county seat of Niagara County and is surrounded by the town of Lockport. It is part of the Buffalo–Niagara Falls Metropolitan Statistical...

GLC Cattaraugus 2016

 Cattaraugus Grand Lecturer Convention October 26, 2016             Phoenix lodge 262 was the host for the Cattaraugus Grand Lecturer Convention.  Phoenix Lodge meets in the village of Gowanda.   The day began with a splendid trip from Findley Lake in Chautauqua...

Gowanda

Gowanda Gowanda is a village in New York.  It lies partly in Erie County and partly in Cattaraugus County. The name is a local native term meaning “almost surrounded by hills” or “a valley among the hills”. The Erie County portion of Gowanda is...

GLC Chautauqua 2016

Grand Lecturer Convention Chautauqua District October 25, 2016 The annual Grand Lecturer Convention in the Chautauqua District was hosted by Olive Lodge No. 575 in Sherman.   Olive Lodge is located right in the heart of the downtown area.  The lodge is set up a little...

Chautauqua County

Chautauqua County Chautauqua County is the westernmost county New York. The county seat is Mayville and its largest city is Jamestown.  Its name is believed to be the lone surviving remnant of the Erie language a tongue lost in the Beaver Wars; its meaning is unknown...

GLC Onondaga District 2016

 Onondaga District Grand Lecturer Convention October 21, 2016             This year I was able to meet with lunch with the district officers prior to the convention.  In the past an assortment of conflicts prevented this important event.  It was a dreary day in...

Onondaga County

Onondaga County The name Onondaga derives from the name of the Native American tribe who historically lived in this area at the time of European contact, one of the original Five Nations of the Haudenosaunee. They called themselves (autonym) Onoda’gega,...

GLC Chemung Schuyler Tioga 2016

Grand Lecturer Convention Chemung Schuyler Tioga District October 20, 2016 The annual Grand Lecturer Convention in the Chemung Schuyler Tioga District was hosted by West Brook Lodge 333 in the Village of Nichols.  The lodge is situated on Main street in the heart of...

Tioga County

Tioga County Nichols is a town in Tioga County.   The town contains a village also called Nichols. The town is on the south border of both the county and the state. The town is halfway between Binghamton and Elmira.  The town is named after Colonel Nichols, an early...