The Apron Frame

     In the February 3rd, 1868 meeting minutes, a motion was made to have the Stewards "have a frame made with a glass front, the better to preserve Gen. Washington's apron."  In 1892, the apron was loaned to the Grand Lodge of Minnesota for their Annual Communication.  In appreciation for the loan of such a valuable object, the Grand Lodge had a beautiful hand carved frame built to display the apron.  On the top of the frame, two engravings were added. 

TOP LEFT: The Grand Lodge of Minnesota to Mt Nebo Lodge #91 WVA For their courtesy in loaning us the Washington Apron St Paul Minn Jun 14, 1892

TOP RIGHT: Presented to the Grand Lodge of Minnesota by The Waterville Furniture Factory L.Z. Rogers propr PSGW 


The Grand Lodge transported both the apron and the frame to Chicago, where a camera was available to photograph them.  That photo is included in the Mount Nebo Lodge Bicentennial Brochure.  For over a Century, the George Washington / Lafayette apron has hung in Mount Nebo Lodge, protected from the sun in a dark lodge room.  Without publicity and out of the public eye, it came to be known by many as the "Lost Apron".