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Fezmas in July!

Sciots Man San DiegoWell hello there, intrepid fez fan! Thanks for stopping by and checking out the Museum. We have a couple of really interesting updates for you, so let’s get cracking!

First up, we have three new fezzes in our Ancient Egyptian Order of Sciots exhibit, including two old members fezzes and one VERY rare Libyan Guard fez. You have to it to appreciate how cool it is!

Next up, we have two fezzes from the Prince Hall Ladies of the Circle of Perfection, both from Esther Grand Court in Pennsylvania, including a Past Royal Grand Pefect Matron’s fez. It’s quite shiny and was obviously proudly worn!

It’s been an excellent month for additions to the collection and we look forward to bringing you more updates as we acquire pieces. Until next time – Fez on!

2016-10-17T18:38:06+00:00July 4th, 2015|Updates|Comments Off on Fezmas in July!

Summer Fezzin’ Fun

HatShopFezHi there loyal fez fan! We have some awesome updates for you today, so let’s dive right in!

First up is a new mystery to the museum, a purple fez with the word Fashoda written on it. Is it a Shrine piece? Is it from another fraternal organization? Take a look and let us know what you think!

Next is a new exhibit from the Greek American Progressive Association, or GAPA. This hat was donated to us by the fine folks at the Cambridge Masonic Temple Museum and we are really excited to share it with you, so check it out!

Lastly, we’ve obtained another fez from the Nuwabian religious sect, this time in green. If you have any information on what the different fez colors from this group mean, we’d love to know!

Thanks for checking in and we hope you have a great (and cool) summer!

 

2016-10-17T18:38:22+00:00June 12th, 2015|Updates|Comments Off on Summer Fezzin’ Fun

Keep on Fezzing

fezcatWell, hello there! It’s been a bit since our last update. We found that we had failed to respond to several requests for information (which are now responded to.) Work has been keeping us busy, leaving us less time for fezzing. But, fear not – we’re back with an update and four new fezzes for the collection!

First, swing by the Ancient Mystic Order of Bagmen of Bagdad (sic) area and see a rare members fez, in white and blue. From there, check out updates to the Oriental Order of Humility and Perfection page (a new members fez) as well as the Ancient Mystic Order of Samaritans page (which features a new Past Monarchos fez.) Finally, we bring you a brand new exhibit, featuring the White Shrine of Jerusalem, a Masonic group for men and women.

We thank you for your patience with my updates and responses and We hope you keep on fezzing!

2016-10-17T18:38:23+00:00April 23rd, 2015|Updates|Comments Off on Keep on Fezzing

Nu-wha?!?

fezcartoonOh my! It’s been quite some time since we’ve updated this site. However, the wait will have been worth it, once you see what we have obtained! We’ve added five new fezzes to the colleciton, so let’s start by taking a look around!

First, we have an addition to the Grotto exhibit, depicting a damanged fez as a point of reference and to act as a cautionary tale to others.

Next, we’ve added another Kremlin Sodak fez to our Imperial Order of Muscovites collection. This group remains one of our research focuses and we’re happy to have been able to add another example to the exhibit.

Also updated is the Oriental Order of Humility and Perfection area, which now contains a non-bullion example of a basic members fez. All of the fezzes in this section are at least 90 years old, making it one of our most delicate exhibits.

Following that, we have added something to the collection that may not be a fez at all – a Moose Tah! We’ll let you check it out and be the judge. It has a tassel, lacks a brim, and is a hat – but does that make it a fez? Let us know what you think!

Finally, we come to our big acquisition. We’ve managed to finally add a Nuwaubian fez to our collection. The Nuwaubian movement has gained much notoriety and has been labeled as a rascist organization, but their use of the fez (especially from a fraternal standpoint) continues to bring them to our attention.

We hope you enjoy these updates. As always, we are continuing to add fezzes to our collection as we find them. Thanks for reading!

2016-10-17T18:38:23+00:00March 5th, 2015|Updates|Comments Off on Nu-wha?!?

Happy Fez-giving!

fezguysToday, we find ourselves one day away from the Thanksgiving Holiday in the United States. As we look towards the oncoming holiday season, we wanted to take a moment and update the museum with a few new acquisitions in a token of thanks to our readers.

We’ll start by sharing our new exhibit on the Royal Order of Jesters, an organization tied to the Shriners. The fez we have obtained from this group may not really be a fez at all, but it’s full of character. Once you’ve had your fill of Mirth, we’ll direct your attention over to the Fraternal Order of Eagles exhibit, where we are now displaying one of the rarest fezzes in the collection – a white fez that belonged to a Past Grand Worthy President. Lastly, we’ve added a new Dramatic Order of the Knights of Khorassan fez, which once belonged to a District Deputy Imperial Prince.

We hope that you enjoy this update! Rest assured, we will continue to add pieces to the collection as we find them. Keep the spirit of fraternalism alive and well this holiday season and have a safe and healthy new year!

2016-10-17T18:38:24+00:00November 26th, 2014|Updates|Comments Off on Happy Fez-giving!
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