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Our Stated "April" Meeting will be a Lodge of Low Vale and will be held on the grounds of the Best Farm which is central to the Monocacy Battlefield, Maryland.

The DATE of this meeting is Saturday, MAY 9th

The TIME is 7:15 P,M,

(Garmin Users - The Visitor center is located at 5201 Urbana Pike, Frederick, MD 21704. The Best Farm (no address) is approximately 1/2 mile south west of the visitor center on the opposite side of Rt 355 from the Visitor Center.)


Brothers, for those of you intending to stay overnight in Frederick following our Monocacy Low Vale, I have provided some close by hotels, restaurant and cigar lounges below. The hotels are a short cab ride into Old Town Frederick following the Low Vale where you'll find a delightful assortment of boutique bars/restaurants and night life.

Holiday Inn Frederick - Conf Ctr at FSK Mall

5400 Holiday Dr

Frederick, MD 21703

(301) 694-7500

ihg.com

3.7______15 reviews_Hotel

Casual option pairs business amenities with recreation perks such as a restaurant, bar, pool & gym. Located within mile of the Battlefield.

Hampton Inn Frederick

5311 Buckeystown Pike

Frederick, MD 21704

(301) 698-2500

hamptoninn3.hilton.com

3.9______14 reviews_Hotel Located within mile of the Battlefield.

Days Inn Frederick

5646 Buckeystown Pike

Frederick, MD 21704

(301) 694-6600

daysinn.com

3.4______17 reviews_Motel

Straightforward hotel with free continental breakfast, parking & WiFi, plus an outdoor pool. Located within 3/4 mile of the Battlefield.

Travelodge Frederick

20 Monocacy Boulevard

Frederick, MD 21704

(301) 663-0500_travelodge.com

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Located within 1 mile of the Battlefield.

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Recommended Restaurant mile south of the Battlefield

Monocacy Crossing Restaurant

4424 A Urbana Pike

Frederick, MD 21704

(301) 846-4204

monocacycrossing.com

4.7______51 reviews_American Restaurant

Imaginative American dishes & cocktails in a snug, country-style setting with a quaint patio. Great wine list and bar. The food is excellent. Reservations are usually necessary even for lunch but its worth it.

Local cigar lounges

Davidus Cigars

529 W South St

Frederick, MD 21701

(301) 662-6606

Open until 8:00 pm

davidus.com

Opens at 10:00 am Closes at 8 pm but many times will stay open if a crowd is there. Nice lounge. Great humidor. Nice people. Bring your own booze.

Quartermasters Cigars

880 N East St

Frederick, MD 21701

(301) 898-2134

Open until 9:00 pm

quartermasterscigars.com

10:00 until 11 pm. Will stay open later on weekends. Lousy humidor but huge lounge, pool table, 6 flat screens. Bring your own booze.

Brothers, Please feel free to use the following blurb in your Trestle Boards, websites, or any other form of advertisement to get the word out about our upcoming Monocacy Low Vale.

The Civil War Lodge of Research#1865, Highland Springs, VA, in conjunction with Freedom Lodge #112, Eldersburg, MD will hold a Master Mason Lodge Low Vale at the Best Farm on the Monocacy National Battlefield on Saturday, 9 May. The Lodge will open at 7:15 pm (1915). Bring a lawn chair and a cigar. This event will involve a historical presentation of the battle that highlights several predominant Masons who fought there from both sides. The lecture will be followed by a historical drama featuring the battle accounts of two fallen soldiers and a slave who return to the Low Vale as ghosts to tell their stories of the battle. The Low Vale will also include special effects, pipers and a bugler. The Monocacy National Battlefield is located just off I-270 south of Frederick, Md. The Best Farm entrance is located off MD Rt-355. This will be a very user friendly event with easy access, free parking and a unique Masonic and historical experience you will not want to miss.

Google Monocacy National Battlefield for history, directions and visitor attractions.

Event Details and Program Flow - This is a Master Mason Lodge

1830-1900 Reception of Bros. All seated. Kena Shrine Piper will play during this time.

1915-1950 CWLR open Lodge, present the colors, welcome Bros., introductions, conduct business.

1950-2015 Freedom Lodge presents historial overview presentation of the Battle of Monocacy.

2015-2045 Drama presentation by Freedom Lodge: a Union and a Confederate ghost (in uniform) appear and tell their view of the battle and where they fell. Best Farm was a slave farm known for it's slave brutality during that period and a slave ghost will also address that and the battle though his eves.

2045-2115 CWLR close Lodge. Kena Shrine Piper will play Amazing Grace during the prayer.

Directions & Transportation

Monocacy Area Map

To visit the park visitor center, located at 5201 Urbana Pike, Frederick, MD 21704, follow the driving directions below.

The park mailing address is 4632 Araby Church Road, Frederick, MD 21704-7705

From the North (U.S. 15), or West (Hagerstown):

Using I-70 eastbound, take Exit 54 (MD Rt. 85/East Street). Bear right on Rt. 85 toward Buckeystown, then turn left (south) at the second traffic light onto Rt. 355 (Urbana Pike). The Monocacy National Battlefield Visitor Center is located approximately 1.5 miles on the left, 5201 Urbana Pike, Frederick, MD 21704.

From the East (Baltimore):

Using I-70 westbound, take Exit 54 (MD Rt. 85/East Street). Bear left (south) on Rt. 85 toward Buckeystown, then turn left (south) at the second traffic light onto Rt. 355 (Urbana Pike). The Monocacy National Battlefield Visitor Center is located approximately 1.5 miles on the left, 5201 Urbana Pike, Frederick, MD 21704.

From the South (Washington):

Use I-270 northbound to I-70 eastbound. Take Exit 54 (MD Rt. 85/East Street). Bear right on Rt. 85 toward Buckeystown, then turn left (south) at the second traffic light onto Rt. 355 (Urbana Pike). The Monocacy National Battlefield Visitor Center is located approximately 1.5 miles on the left, 5201 Urbana Pike, Frederick, MD 21704.

Download a map and directions in PDF format (991 K).

Warmest fraternal regards in friendship and service, Bro. Paul Evancoe, email: isso4wmd@aol.com (mobile 240-888-1468) Freedom Lodge#112 / CWLR#1865 / Alexandria Scottish Rite


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