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The 11th Biennial Reopening of African Lodge 459

Event Details:

Greetings Members of African Lodge 459:


The 11th Biennial African Lodge No. 459 festivities and reopening will take place beginning on April 25, 26, 27 through 28, 2024.  For this reopening there will be an additional day of activities including a golf tournament.  The theme of the 2024 reopening will be “Legends and Legacy”.

The symbolic re-opening is scheduled to take place Saturday, April 27, 2024 with the reception of visiting Grand Masters together with their delegations. The reopening is expected to be magnificent as sitting Most Worshipful Grand Masters from various jurisdictions have been invited to participate as line officers in full colonial dress and regalia. They will represent each of the original Lodge Officers of African Lodge No. 459.  This re-opening will feature a theatrical presentation of the birth of African Lodge 459 and her progeny.

There will be a “Sights and Sound” speaker series where well-informed Brethren will make presentations at places of historical significance to African Lodge No. 459 and Prince Hall Masonry generally: Museum of African American History; Cambridge Commons, Copps Hill Burial Ground and Castle Island. The “Sights and Sound” speaker series proved to be informative and well received at our last re-opening. The 2024 reopening weekend will again include a Table Lodge gathering in addition to the usual theatrical play, historic tours, shopping and two evenings of fellowship, entertainment and dancing.

Registration fee is $165.00 not including the Table Lodge, which will be an additional $45.00. The registration fee will cover the Reenactment of the Opening of African Lodge No. 459, the theatrical play and evening entertainment only. The “Sights and Sounds” speaker series will cost $35.00 per guest. The Saturday evening entertainment and dance function will be held at the William E. Reed Auditorium at the Masonic Temple beginning at 9 PM. The cost will be $40.00 per guest.  The Deadline for registration will be April 15, 2024.


                                                                               Click here to read the Official Proclamation:  11th Biennial African Lodge 459 Proclamation

                                                                                                                                 Click here for: 459 Event Schedule: Program

Click here to register to attend the historic re0pening: The 11th Biennial Reopening of African Lodge 459


Lodging will be reserved at the Boston Marriot Quincy located at 1000 Marriott Drive, Quincy, Massachusetts 02169. (617) 472-1000. Room rates are $189.00 per night for a double occupancy room and $199.00 per night for a single king size bedroom. Reservations are to be made under “Most Worshipful Prince Hall African Lodge 459”.

Registration and payment for the Reopening weekend will be available online by clicking HERE.  All information relative to the reopening, from registration fee to activities will be found at the website.  Membership applications will also be available for submission online.   Click here for: 459 Membership Application

                                                                           To make a secured payment for your membership fee, please use this link: CLICK HERE

                                               Please note that even if you have made an payment, you must still submit an application which will need to be verified.

Respectfully submitted,

/s/ Manuel R. Pires

R. W. Bro. Manuel R. Pires Chairman, African Lodge No. 459