InstaMeet Preston returns with a visit to historic Masonic Hall on Saul Street.
In 1944 Preston Freemasons purchased the 1832 Saul Street Primitive Methodist Chapel and adjoining 1866 school building and converted it into a Masonic Hall.
In the 1950s, adjoining chalets and a former soap factory were acquired and the site was redeveloped.
The current building is wrapped around the 1866 schoolhouse, which is still used as the kitchen and one of the Lodge’s bedrooms. The building was rededicated in 1961 and has two craft lodge rooms and a chapter house for Masonic meetings.
The hall has a grand ballroom and a number of alternative dining rooms, two of which are paneled. Some furniture in the Lodge is over 150 years old.
This is an opportunity to explore the full history and tradition of the Masonic Hall, with Masons on hand to offer explanations.
The free event takes place on Wednesday, March 30 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Spaces are limited and tickets must be reserved in advance at Eventbrite.
The meeting point will be outside the main entrance. There is a large paid parking lot in front of the building.
The hashtag for the event is #instameetpreston.
Opportunity to exhibit your photographic work
The Masonic House will participate in the Heritage Open Days program on Saturday 10 September. Organizers are looking for local photographers to exhibit in the ballroom during the day.
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