RAPID CITY, S.D., Feb. 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The Masonic Grand Lodge of South Dakota is proud to announce that they will be hosting the Conference of Grand Masters of Masons in North America in Rapid City, February 16th through February 19th. The Conference membership consists of the Grand Lodges of the Provinces of Canada; the States of the United States of America; the State of York Mexico; and the American-Canadian Grand Lodge of Germany. These Grand Masters represent some 2 million Freemasons in North America.
Grand Masters from countries throughout the world also attend the annual conference. This annual conference is the largest gathering of Grand Masters in the world. "We are so honored to be hosting this prestigious gathering here in South Dakota for the first time," said Daniel Wood, Grand Master of Masons in South Dakota. "We look forward to showcasing South Dakota hospitality to these important guests. We are extremely grateful to Julie Jensen of Visit Rapid City and her staff for helping to make this event happen here in South Dakota."
The gathering will kick off with entertainment by South Dakota Native American performers Brulé. They will also be treated to a private dinner at the Mt. Rushmore National Memorial, a gunfight by the Deadwood Alive reenactors and a performance by Rapid City Central's orchestra.
The Conference is expected to have over 800 attendees. Masonry has numbered among its members some of the nation's most influential citizens, including George Washington, Henry Knox, Benjamin Franklin, John Hancock and Paul Revere. The principal tenets of Freemasonry are brotherly love, relief and truth.
SOURCE Grand Lodge of South Dakota