Declaration from Zion Lodge, No. 10, Lower Canada, dated 1801.
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- Hand-written declaration from Zion Lodge, No. 10, Lower Canada, "entered 3rd July 1797, declared 6th July 1801", The certificate was issued in Detroit for William Shaw [?], sealed with wax and signed by the Master, Wardens & Secretary of Zion Lodge No. 10, Ancient York Masons on the registry of the Grand Lodge of Lower Canada.
- Zion Lodge No. 10 (now No. 1) secured its warrant from the Provincial Grand Lodge of Lower Canada (English Antients) on September 7, 1794, at which time Detroit was still an important British Military Post. It was the Masons of the 4th Battalion, Royal Artillery, who sought and received this warrant. The records of Zion Lodge begin December 19, 1794 and are virtually continuous thereafter. Zion transferred its allegiance to the independent Grand Lodge of New York (Antients origin) July 7, 1807, and became dormant during the war of 1812, and renewed its charter with New York on April 9, 1816.
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- 6 Jul 1801
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- Colin K. Duquemin Masonic Museum
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The Museum was named after Bro. Colin Duquemin for his work in preserving masonic past.
It is home to many artifacts from Niagara district, including regalia, books, certificates,
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