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Bannack Historic Lodge No. 3-7-77
in Bannack State Park @ Bannack, Montana
Montana's First Territorial Capital

COME TO WISDOM FRIDAY EVENING  SEPT 8, 2017 STARTING AT 4 PM UNTIL THE BEEF RUNS OUT

Enjoy the delicious Old Fashioned " BEEF COOKED ON A SPIT" the Evening before the Bannack Meeting in Wisdom starting at 4 PM next to the Masonic Lodge there. They could not find a Pig to say yes this year so the Beef committed to take the new part in the program.

Come enjoy some time together, great stories, fine food and see the original Bannack Lodge No. 16 furniture that is now used by Wisdom Masonic Lodge No. 61 after their Building had burned in 1925.

Dress for Sept 9,  2017 Annual Meeting

This year we hope to wear more period dress if possible in Bannack for the Annual Meeting,

LADIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO WEAR PERIOD HATS

If you do not have period dress, if men could just be in dark pants, white shirts with string or western look ties and vests if you to want or dark coats if weather demands, then ladies to compliment men's dress.

SS/14S SEPTEMBER 14, 2012 9/14/13

Bannack Annual Excitement Weekend

( ALWAYS the Second Saturday of September, Every Year)

The Annual Gathering will be great and memorable event so make plans now  for your attendance.

10 AM Masonic Education in the historic lodge room .                      All MM's Welcome

10:30 AM also Bannack Town Tour by the Park Service starting at the Visitor's Center

12 NOON will be the famous Bannack Steak Fry by Dillon Masons and Shrine in the new Pavillion  ( $15 per person for Steak and all the trimmings ) 

1:30 PM Welcoming Program and Time to remember our Departed Brothers

2:00 PM BANNACK HISTORIC LODGE will be opened by Worshipful Master Randy Parker on the Master Mason Degree in the Lodge but we can sure drop the lodge down, after opening, to whatever degree is needed so all Masons (Master Masons, Fellowcraft & Entered Apprentice) can attend the Meeting .

2:00 PM  Fun Program  LADIES AND OTHERS NOT ATTENDING MEETING ARE INVITED TO A GREAT PROGRAM

FOLLOWING THE LODGE MEETING

Walking Tour of Townsite, "Masons of Bannack and Where They Lived" by FL Lee Graves whose Family lived in Bannack    (All Masons, Family and Friends are invited )

ALSO ALL AFTEROON EVERYONE IS INVITED TO THE SALOON, ACROSS FROM THE LODGE BUILDING, FOR A NON-ALCOHOLIC DRINK & SOME SOCIAL TIME TO TALK 

SUNDAY  SEPTEMBER 11TH  11 AM TO 4 PM OPEN HOUSE AND HISTORY PROGRAM  IN VIRGINIA CITY LODGE NO.1 IN VIRGINIA CITY MONTANA, LESS THAN 2 HOURS EAST OF BANNACK

 PLEASE HELP RAISE FUNDS 

Bannack Historic Lodge 3-7-77 Special Outdoor Shelter Fund. and the improvements still needed, such as electricity, fireplace and tables ,

Buy a Rock for the  Future Fireplace for $10 each and Support the Improvements in the Shelter

Ladies and Families are encouraged to attend and join in the festivities, except for the tyled meetings, when there will be other activities for them to enjoy.

GOAL THIS YEAR IS GETTING ELECTRICITY TO THE NEW SHELTER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can camp in Wisdom, Dillon or at Bannack or get a room in Dillon or closer yet at Wisdom or Jackson Hot Springs. I am sure there will many stories to share wherever you lay down your hat to rest.

 

I hope this answers your questions and helps you make plans to attend, Looking forward to seeing each of you in Bannack or in our Masonic Travels. It is our honor to have you as a Brother in Bannack Historic Lodge No. 3-7-77.

Thanks, Dave Prewett Director of Work@3-7-77
daveprewett@msn.com

406-539-6372 cell or daveprewett@msn.com

Campgrounds

Bannack State Park, first-come / first-serve after Labor Day

Bro Carl Mile’s Big Hole River RV Park @ 211 North Park Street, Wisdom MT call (406) 689-3102 or email at reservations@bigholeriverrvpark.com

 

Bro Tim Gore’s South Side RV Park in Dillon call 406-683-2244 or go to www.southsidervpark.com

Motels

Dillon: Major Chains, Motel 6, Super 8, Comfort Inn, Guest House, Best Western and others

Jackson: Jackson Hot Springs Lodge

Wisdom: Sandman Motel, Nez Perce Motel, Pioneer Mountain Lodge

BANNACK HISTORIC LODGE NO. 3-7-77 ANNUAL MEETING

 

Bannack Annual Excitement Weekend

( ALWAYS the Second Saturday of September, Every Year)

SOUTH AND WEST SIDES  TAKEN FROM THE ROAD

++BANNACK NEW 40 ft. x 60 ft.PAVILLION++ SOLID WEST AND LONG NORTH SIDES 

JOIN THIS SITE & RECEIVE EVENTS NOTICES

TAKE A MINUTE AND SIGN UP AS A MEMBER OF THIS SITE SO YOU WILL RECEIVE NOTICE OF THE WONDERFUL HAPPENINGS IN BANNACK PARK & BANNACK HISTORIC LODGE No.  3-7-77

←   CLICK ON THE SITE MEMBERS PAGE ON THE LEFT TO SIGN UP then click on ( +join site ) on top right corner of site members  page and fill out the data,  its just that easy to become a  site member 

THE PERFECT  GIFT OR MEMORIAL

LODGE LIFE MEMBERSHIP  OR A GIFT TO THE SHELTER PROJECT 

Brothers,  Give yourself or another Master Mason, living or deceased,  the gift of "Life Membership in Bannack Historic Lodge No. 3-7-77"  by filling out the petition found in the sidebar on the left of this page and send it in today.     Give a gift that keeps on giving.

AND / OR

Give a donation or memorial in yours, or in  the name of others, to assist in the "Lodge's Share of the Outdoor Shelter Project" in Bannack.  Be a part of an addition that will touch numerous Visitors to the Park in years to come.      Send your donation today.

CONTRIBUTIONS TO BANNACK LODGE PROJECTS

 

Any amount you could share to assist Bannack Historic Lodge 3-7-77 to meet our financial committment to its projecta sucha as the Outdoor Shelter would be greatly appreciated. Please send your contributions to:

     Bannack 3-7-77 Shelter Fund   

    Wayne Gibson, Treasurer  

   3214 Augusta Dr.  

    Bozeman MT 59715  

 

LIFE MEMBERSHIP AVAILABLE FOR MASTER MASONS RECOGNIZED BY MONTANA GRAND LODGE

BECOME A LIFE MEMBERSHIP OF THIS GREAT LODGE FOR ONLY $37.77

YES,  A ONE TIME FEE OF $ 3 7 . 7 7

latest New Petition March 2012 with US Funds 1 PAGE ONLY.pdf 

JOIN BANNACK HISTORIC LODGE No. 3-7-77  TODAY

MISSION ON BANNACK HISTORIC LODGE No. 3-7-77

The Mission of this Lodge is to work with the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks for the continued maintenance and stabilization of the building along with the upkeep of the Lodge, its furniture and paraphernalia;  and for the preservation of the heritage, sights and history of Masonry relating to the Bannack area while enjoying and promoting the fraternity.

BANNACK HISTORIC LODGE No. 3-7-77

RECALLING THE EARLY GOLD RUSH DAYS OF MONTANA TERRITORY, BANNACK HISTORIC LODGE No. 3-7-77 IS A TRIBUTE TO THE COURAGE AND PERSEVERANCE OF MONTANA MASONS DURING TROUBLED TIMES. BANNACK LODGE No. 16 WAS CHARTERED IN 1871 AND ITS IMPRESSIVE NEOCLASSICAL STRUCTURE HOUSING THE LODGE AND THE LOCAL SCHOOL, WAS BUILT IN 1874. THE PRESERVATION OF OUR HISTORY IS THE CONTINUING WORK OF BANNACK HISTORIC LODGE No. 3-7-77.

BANNACK ASSOCIATION FACEBOOK PAGE

 GO TO BANNACK ASSOCIATION FACEBOOK PAGE AND JUST CHECK THE "LIKE" SPOT ON THE PAGE AND YOU WILL FIND GREAT HISTORY  MEMOS ABOUT BANNACK AND RELEVANT HISTORY 

Upcoming Events

Thursday, Jun 22 at 4:00 PM - Saturday, Jun 24 8:00 PM
Saturday, Jul 8 at 9:00 AM - Sunday, Jul 9 5:00 PM
Sunday, Jul 9 at 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday, Aug 11 at 10:00 AM - Sunday, Aug 13 4:00 PM

Bannack Days July 15-16, 2017 3rd Weekend of July each year

Brothers,

Just a reminder for Bannack Days. It is a wonderful time to visit Bannack and celebrate pioneer life and Bannack's glory days. Held always the third weekend in July,  I encourage those of you that have not had the opportunity to attend Bannack Days or may have not attended in the past few years to please come join us for this fun-filled weekend.

For a nominal fee, breakfast is served in Hotel Meade by the Masons Bannack Historic Lodge No. 3-7-77 under the direction of W Bro Charlie Nau as a fund-raiser for the new Bannack Outdoor Shelter, beginning at 7:00am both days.

Lunch will be available as well as other delicious treats like ice cream, kettle corn, fry bread, corn on the cob, and fresh lemonade.

 

From 9:00am to 5:00pm Saturday and 9:00am to 4:30pm Sunday, folks will be demonstrating many of the pioneer skills. Come watch the spinners spin wool into yarn, and the quilters craft a quilt. You can learn how wagon wheels and baskets are made. Up Hangman's Gulch you can shoot a black-powder rifle, learn about the Cavalry, and experience an 1860's gold camp. You may want to try your luck at gold panning and you won't want to miss hand-dipping your own souvenir candle or watching the blacksmith forge an incredible work of art from a flat piece of steel. Take a ride in a horse drawn wagon or motor around town in the Model AA along Bannack's main street.

Be sure to watch your step - Bannack has been known to have a few ruffians about. It is not uncommon for a gunfight to break out on Main Street or for people to be shouting from the hotel porch about one cause or another. Imagine, women wanting to vote!

 

Throughout both days there will be music in the air - bluegrass, gospel and old-time fiddlers, to mention a few. There will even be a stagecoach coming to Bannack, who knows what may happen since the road agents have been eyeing it for some time now. Don't miss it. Throughout the weekend the visitor center will be open and guided tours of the Masonic Lodge and the Mill will be available.

Admission to Bannack for the weekend is $5.00 per vehicle per day.

For information call (406) 834-3413. or go to http://bannack.org/bannackdays to see the complete schedule of the weekend.

Dillon Lodge No. 16 will be hosting the weekend with tours of the Lodge Building for all to see your wonderful Lodge in fine form.

We hope to see you there!

If you can't make it this year put it on your calendar for next, as it is always held on the 3rd weekend of July each year. It is a great time to visit the park and your Lodge and witness the old west come alive.

NOTE OF CHANGES FOR CAMPGROUND USERS FOR THIS YEAR IN BANNACK: The Montana State Park System will be going with a campground reservation system this year. Sites will be reservable in the Vigilante Campground (the one the Lodge normals stays in) from Memorial Day to Labor Day. This may make it inconvenient for some, however it will make it convenient for those who come long distances and want to make sure a site is going to be available for them. The total number of sites that will be reservable will be 12. If the sites do not get reserved on a particular night the sites will be first come first serve. This reservation system will not affect the Road Agent Campground since it will be all first come first serve. If you are interested in reserving a site, you can contact Reserve America, at reserveamerica.com or call them at 1-888-922-6743. They will start taking reservations starting March 16th. The camping fees have gone up for non Montana residents. Camping fees are now $23 per night. However, if you purchase a state park passport, the camping fee is reduced to $18 per night. If you would like to check out the park's Bi-Annual fee rule, please get on our Park’s website at http://fwp.mt.gov/parks/rules/rules.html.