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Secrets of the Virginia City Masonic Lodge

A Lecture by Bill Bennett.

It will explore the history of Montana’s first chartered Masonic Lodge, some of its colorful members, and perhaps, some of the “secrets” of Lodge No. 1.

The Presenter, Lyman Bennett, known to friends as “Bill,” was born in Butte because there was no hospital in Virginia City. He is a fourth generation Montanan (his great grandfather arriving in Virginia City in 1870) and a third generation attorney; his grandfather being the longest serving judge in Madison County.

Bill graduated from Montana State University with a degree in Mathematics, and from the University of Montana School of Law. He practiced law in Bozeman until 2012, when he and his wife, Bonnie, moved back to Virginia City where he maintains his practice. Bill is an active member of the Virginia City Masonic Lodge No. 1, and serves on the Board of Directors (and past President) of the Virginia City Preservation Alliance.

Please note this event is held in the beautifully restored cabin of Frank Bird Linderman; on the grounds of the historic Robber’s Roost just North of Laurin, MT.