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FALL 2023 TRUMAN LECTURE
ADMIT HIM IF PROPERLY CLOTHED
W.B. Patrick Craddock is a noted expert on Masonic aprons and regalia. He has earned a Master of Arts degree and a Master of Philosophy in history degree and is a contributing author to Encyclopedia of Tennessee History, C.Van West, ed., He is a past curator of exhibits at the Carter House Museum in Franklin, TN. W.B. Craddock was Initiated, Passed, and Raised in O.D.Smith Lodge No. 33, Oxford, Mississippi, and is a Charter Member and Past Master of Conlegium Ritus Austeri No. 779, Nashville. Additionally, he is the owner of The Craftsman’s Apron (www.craftsmansapron.com), manufacturer and provider of one of the highest quality Masonic regalia available today. Brother Craddock will address the Brethren on the subject of the Masonic apron and how it has changed over the last 250 years. The presentation features many images of historic American aprons.
SPRING 2023 LECTURE
ARTS AND CRAFTS
While we refer to this great fraternity as an art and a craft, we should explore the importance of our regalia, and other ephemera. Taking care to ensure the quality of all of the accoutrements of the craft has far reaching effects, both in our pride as members and in our value to the outside world. More than simple dressing to identify membership, these things have deeper motivations and may tell us a great deal about who we are and where we may be going.