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
Sundials were man's first attempt at marking the passage of hours until the invention of mechanical devices for gauging the passage of time.
Water clocks were first used by the ancient Egyptians who could mark the passage of one hour by the time it took for water to flow between different chambers.
The invention of mechanical clocks during the Middle Ages allowed for more accurate time-keeping and these clocks were mostly installed in churches. In fact, the oldest mechanical clock still in use was installed in Britain's Salisbury Cathedral in 1386.
Ownership of clocks and later watches remained a luxury item well into the 18th century.
As time passed, clocks and watches became more affordable to the general population. Today, more people check the time on their smart phones than a watch but the collecting of watches, and clocks remains a "timeless" hobby.