Welcome to the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Forest Lodge #69, Marlow NH 03456

FRIENDSHIP, LOVE & TRUTH

 
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HISTORY OF ODD FELLOWSHIP

The Independent Order of Odd Fellows began in 18th Century England, it was deemed odd to find people organized for the purpose of giving aid to those in need without recognition and pursuing projects for the benefits of all mankind.

The Independent Order of Odd Fellows was founded on the North American continent in Baltimore, Maryland at the Seven Stars Tavern on April 26, 1819 by Thomas Wildey and four members of the Order in England. Washington Lodge No. 1 received its charter from the Manchester Unity of Odd Fellows in England. Our deep history continues to expand throughout the World where we are a worldwide fraternity in 26 countries. The Odd Fellows and Rebekahs are striving to make the world a better place in which to live, seeking To Improve and Elevate the Character of Mankind.

The members of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows are sometimes referred to as "Odd Fellows" or "Rebekahs." Odd Fellows have also become known in many areas as "The Three Link Fraternity" which is evidenced by our world wide "Three Link Emblem" which stands for Friendship, Love and Truth. These three links symbolize the chain that binds our members together and illustrates that our Communities, States, Provinces and Nations are strongest when joined together.

 

Did you know that Men and Women alike are eligible for membership in "Odd Fellows"?

If you are interested, you can download an application for membership at the bottom of this page. We are hoping to have an online application added to this website in the near future.

 

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