The Kent Museum of Freemasonry Hosts a Thank-You Evening for its Volunteers
The trustees of the Kent Museum of Freemasonry hosted a get-together on the evening of Tuesday March 24th as a thank-you to the Brethren and their ladies involved in transforming the museum into the successful visitor attraction that it is today.
Everyone from the front-of-house stewards, to those involved in the building and refurbishment, through to those working behind the scenes in cataloguing and archiving was invited. More than 50 of them attended, some of them meeting each other for the first time and swapping stories and experiences.
The event was also an opportunity to celebrate the recent launch of the new well-received Museum Guidebook (available at a cost of £5 from the museum shop).
Also present was the Deputy Provincial Grand Master, Very Worshipful Brother Roger Odd, who took the opportunity, not only to praise everyone for their fantastic efforts in creating a visitor attraction that is generating countless positive reviews,
but that is also the shop window for Freemasonry in Canterbury. Whilst there he presented a cheque for £650 to Chairman of the Museum Trust, Tony Denne, from the sale of the latest Cornwallis Lecture booklets; limited supplies of which are still available from the museum shop.
Several other members of the Provincial Executive, past and present, also attended to show their support and thanks for everything that has been achieved to date. The Association of Patrons was very much in evidence with many people proudly wearing their lapel pin, much to the pleasure of the Chairman of the association, Worshipful Brother Mark Bassant, who was also present.
The trustees would be pleased to hear from anyone that would like to help in the library and museum. You don’t need to be a Freemason and you can help in a variety of ways: front-of-house or behind the scenes where there is a wide range of things to be done.