Cornerstone Dedication

On Tuesday, September 12th, 2023, members of National Lodge No. 568, along with several visiting brethren, were in attendance to dedicate our Cornerstone, which now sits proudly near the entrance of the Barberton Masonic Complex. The program started at 7:00pm, with a dedication ceremony following the Grand Lodge protocol. The cornerstone was sprinkled with corn wine and oil, and the brethren in attendance applied their own special touch of cement for the capstone, which adorns the top of the cornerstone. The base stone, which the cornerstone sits on, had the original Lodge charter date of October 19th, 1893, and the new dedication date of September 12th, 2023. The capstone has National Lodge No. 568 engraved on the front edges. A small brass plaque will be applied to the base, which reads:

Here lies the original cornerstone from the previous Masonic Temple. It represents over 129 years of Masonry in Barberton, and after the long and arduous journey across the tempestuous waters of Lake Anna, it has reached this resting place, to continue that legacy. As you walk past this precious landmark, reflect on the rich history and traditions on which this fraternity, and especially this lodge, has endured.

See photos below: September 12th, 2023, Cornerstone Dedication