Above is the apron of Brother Samuel Harper, who was a member of Union Lodge, No. 63 (and later member of Howard Lodge, No. 81); this apron was worn, among other places, to the cornerstone laying of the B & O railroad on July 4, 1828 as well as to the re-internment ceremony of Grand Master Coats (the first Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Maryland) in June 1835. Below right, Centreville Lodge No. 180, is a Past Master Jewel that was presented to Brother E. Clyde Walls in 1925 (provided by his widow to the museum in 1970).

Photos on this page are provided courtesy of The Stephen J. Ponzillo, Jr. Memorial Library & Museum of The Grand Lodge of A.F.&A.M. of Maryland.
At left please enjoy our history of Centreville Lodge No. 180 (formerly Adamant Lodge No. 180) and of the founding of Freemasonry in Maryland. Many contributed to this effort, but primary credit to Brother Marty Appel, Past Master. This effort is published in and current as of January 2020.

Open/View "The History of Centreville Lodge No. 180 and the Founding of Freemasonry in Maryland" by clicking here.

(For a print-quality download of this document, please click here. However, please note that any publication of or citation from this requires the written approval of Centreville Lodge No. 180.)

Below, our limited edition Lodge challenge coins, a project of Brother Chris Schwink, Past Master.

For more information, please visit the Grand Lodge of Maryland.