Featured Artifact: Most Worshipful John W. Simons, PGM 1860 Knights Templar Grand Encampment Apron

Featured Artifact from The Museum Division

Most Worshipful John W. Simons, PGM 1860
Knights Templar Grand Encampment Apron

F4inv-219 Apron, KTBlack velvet apron with patterned-gold ribbon and red velvet doubled cross with metallic ribbon border.
Grand Master Simons was a member of  Palestine Commandery No. 18, Morton Commandery No. 4 and DeWitt Clinton Commandery No. 27. He served as Most Eminent Grand Master and Commander of the Grand Encampment of the State of New York in 1855 and 1856. MW Simons. was a member of Independent Lodge No. 7, which, after several mergers, is now Cornerstone Lodge No. 178.  Click here to view his biography in the Online Museum.

 

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