Did you know that there’s a Masonic lodge in Washington, DC whose members all have a connection to the GW community?
The Colonial Lodge, No. 1821 includes GW students, parents, faculty, staff and alumni, says Morgan Corr, CCAS BA ‘07, Worshipful Master (president) of the Colonial Lodge. Corr, who is also GW Alumni Association board member, has been with the lodge since its founding in 2009.
The Lodge stays active with GW by collaborating on events, including some during Alumni Weekend and community services activities—and they want you to attend their upcoming 2013 Colonial Challenge.
This challenge, open to both Masons and non-Masons, is a full day of fun featuring a scavenger hunt throughout DC, as well as a round of trivia and a reception at the House of the Temple near Dupont Circle.
“People tend to think of Freemasons as stodgy old men,” says Corr. “We are a young Lodge – both in terms of our founding and the ages of our members – so we tend to be a little different. This event is a great example. It hasn’t been tried by any other Masonic Lodge before, and we thought of it as a great way to have fun on a nice day in Washington, and invite the rest of the GW community to join us.”
The reception will include a behind-the-scenes tour of the Temple, a look at some centuries-old Masonic artifacts, as well as food and beverages. Prizes will also be handed out to the scavenger hunt winners.
The Colonial Challenge takes places on June 15 from 12:00-5:00pm. The Lodge will provide metro cards to scavenger hunt participants.
Teams of two can register for $99/team, and those who want to watch the trivia, see the Temple and enjoy refreshments can register for $30.
To register, visit the Challenge website!