Friday, March 12, 2010

Masonic Oak Picnic - May 16, 2010

The annual Masonic Oak Picnic will be held May 16, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. Masonic Oak Park is located at 100 Pleasant Street, Brazoria, Texas. See map here. The cost of the meal is $9.00. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m.

In March of 1835, several Master Masons met under an oak tree (that would later become known as the "Masonic Oak") to undertake the establishment of the first regularly formed Masonic lodge in Texas. An application was made to the Grand Lodge of Louisiana for a dispensation to form and open a Masonic lodge. Under a special dispensation, Holland Lodge No. 36 was opened on December 27, 1835 in Brazoria, Texas with Dr. Anson Jones presiding as Worshipful Master. The formal charter granted to Holland Lodge #36 by the Grand Lodge of Louisiana was delivered to Anson Jones just before the Battle of San Jacinto. The charter was in Jones' saddlebags in the Texas camp while Jones fought as a private in the infantry during the Battle of San Jacinto.

For more information about the Masonic Oak picnic, contact Vernon or Fay Burke at 979-297-8986 or

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