The 164th Annual Communication features an exhibit on Masonic holy writings, and its centerpiece is the Bible used by George Washington during his inauguration as the first president of the United States.
This is the first time that Washington’s Bible – on loan from St. John’s Lodge No. 1 in New York – has been displayed west of the Rocky Mountains. This national treasure will be exhibited in the Henry Wilson Coil Library and Museum of Freemasonry with the historic John L. Sullivan Bible from Hanford Lodge No. 279, and the Miner’s Bible from Tehama Lodge No. 3, which was used during the inauguration of several California governors as well as at the 100th anniversary of the California Grand Lodge.
“The Holy Writings and Freemasonry” – a film about the role of holy writings in California Freemasonry created especially for the 164th Annual Communication – will be shown during the Friday afternoon session and can be viewed all day Saturday in the lobby with a holy writings exhibit.