Washington was among several founding fathers who were Masons, including Benjamin Franklin and Alexander Hamilton. The Marquis de Lafayette was also a Mason. These men exemplified freemasonry's values--the belief in a God or a higher being, brotherhood, loyalty, charity, education, and justice. The Masons have always been instrumental in the restoration and preservation of Mount Vernon. In the 1890’s when Mount Vernon estate needed a new entrance gate for visitors, The Masonic Lodges of Texas raised funds for the structure, now known as the “Texas Gate”.
Our exclusive polished-brass finish ornament displays a “G” at the center of the Masonic Square and Compass to represent God and Geometry. The masonic Eye of Providence stands at the top of the circular ornament.
Dimensions: 3 ½” x 2 ¾“ plus a 4” red ribbon for hanging. Packaged in a keepsake box with the masonic insignia and a provenance card.
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