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DesBrisay Museum

Certificate, Membership

Accession number: 2018.16.2
Category: Other Documents
Date: 1909 – 1995
Materials: Paper; Wood; Glass
Measurements: 55 cm L x 45 cm W
Subject: Bridgewater, Organizations, Atlantic Rebekah Lodge, No. 52, Noble Grands
Narrative: The Atlantic Rebekah Lodge, No. 52 was instituted 16 April 1909 in Bridgewater.  Members met in the I.O.O.F. LaHave Lodge building in Bridgewater.  They also met in the Masonic Temple for a while on Pleasant Street.  Later moved to King Street building until this building was destroyed by fire in 1950 where they lost all of their early records.  The Rebekah’s hosted their Grand Lodge in Bridgewater in 1923, 1938 and 1948.  Eventually the Bridgewater Rebekah’s branch did not have enough members to continue, so they merged with the West Dublin Rebekah’s in 2015.
Description: Large framed paper certificate mounted behind glass with a brown wood frame. Certificate has hand printed names of the Noble Grands for 1909 to 1995, for the Atlantic Rebekah Lodge, No. 52, Bridgewater, N.S., instituted in 1909.  Below words is three gold intertwined rings with letters FLT. inside each ring.  Two white paper birds are mounted at left of name. Three red paper bee hives are mounted at left below birds.  A paper lily is mounted at the right corner.  Seven paper gold stars are below the lily.
History of Use: Used by the Atlantic Rebekah Lodge, No. 52 to record the names of their Noble Grands.