Scottish Rite Temple, Jacksonville, Florida
“View of Confederate Park showing Scottish Rite Temple, Jacksonville, Florida”
Masonic Temple and Shrine Club St. Petersburg, Florida
“St. Petersburg Lodge # 139, F&AM St Petersburg, Florida – New Building erected since”
Hibiscus Lodge No. 275 Miami Beach, Florida
“Masonic Temple – Hibiscus Lodge F&AM 275 at Alton Road, Miami Beach, Florida meets every Tuesday. It was Consecrated May 18, 1948 – Temple Dedicated Dec. 1950.”
Colored Masonic Temple, Birmingham, AL – Architects Robert Robinson Taylor and Louis H. Persley designed this edifice which was completed in 1922. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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Welcome to the Grace Dee May Museum's
virtual 2nd Annual OktoberSteinFest
Last year's OktoberSteinFest was a tremendous success. Even with the coronavirus restrictions we are going to have a shoe-slapping party that will last throughout October. Crank up the "oom-pah-pah" music, fill up your favorite mug and get ready to partake in a fun (and safe) Grace Dee May Museum tradition.
• History of Oktoberfest
• Songs to sing
• Traditional toasts
• The GDM Museum Stein collection
• Oktoberfest Video
• Free downloadable Poster
• Festive Photos
• Free downloadable Postcards
• Unique, exclusive souvenir items
• and more surprises
Glass & Ceramics
Ceramics and glass have both a practical use and also are things of beauty. Since ancient times, humans have used clay and water to form bowls used for cooking and serving food. As the centuries progressed, early man took pride in decorating these tools and implements to make them more pleasing to the eye.
By the Paleolithic period, clay was also used to create figurines of humans and animals which held mystical significance.
Archeologists have unearthed fragments of ancient pottery which had either been air-dried or fired in a kiln in every corner of the world which help them convey the stories of how a particular civilization lived.
The ancient Egyptians were creating simple glass beads and as techniques and craftsmanship improved, glass objects were not only used for tableware but were highly prized as decorative arts throughout Asia, the Middle East and European cultures.
Glasswork and pottery have both transitioned from the practical to objects designed and crafted simply for the beauty they convey.