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Rededication of the RI State House Cornerstone Marks an Historic Event

Rhode Island Freemasons, their families and friends gathered at the front steps of the RI State House on Saturday, October 15 to be a part of the Masonic Grand Lodge’s rededication of the State House cornerstone.

The Masonic Grand Lodge of Rhode Island dedicated the first cornerstone on October 15, 1896.  The 2022 ceremony was in keeping with the original ceremony, using the same ritual and implements used in 1896.

Robert A. Palazzo,
Most Worshipful Grand Master

The 1896 State House dedication ceremony was attended by Freemasons, their guests, state and local officials, military units and the general public.