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Like a Fezzy Phoenix, we rise!

Holy cats! where did the time go! It has been almost two full years since our last update to this website. That’s a long time! But, thanks to the Corona Virus and a slow down in fraternal activity, your trusty curator has found himself with a little extra time on his hands. Since our last update, we have continued to buy fezzes and scour local antique malls for fraternal finds. We hope the wait was worth it, as we bring you no less than nine new fezzes, including one completely new exhibit!

First up is one of our most exciting finds – two Past Supreme High Priestess fezzes from the Ladies Oriental Shrine of North America. The Supreme Worthy High Priestess is the highest ranking officer of this organization and therefore these fezzes are very rare. To have obtained two of them in one shot is very exciting!

Next up we have our newest exhibit, detailing the history of the little known Dramatic Order Knights of Omar. This group is attached to the African American Knights of Pythias and offers a fraternal experience devoted to fun and fellowship. This fez was a special find indeed!

In the Order of Alhambra exhibit, we’ve added a Past Regional Directors fez, inching us every closer to a complete collection from this body. All we need now is a Supreme Officer’s fez, and a Past Supreme presiding officer’s fez and we’ll have them all!

We’ve also added new fezzes to the Masonic Youth Groups (two new Job’s Daughters examples), our Occupational Groups exhibit (a States Fleet Masonic Club fez), the Junior American Mechanics, and a very fine Princes of Bagdad fez from Lancaster, PA.

We hope you enjoy this update. While we can’t guarantee that we’ll be timelier with future additions, know that we do respond to all communications from this website and remain on the hunt for our next fezzy find!

Excelsior!

2020-03-17T23:43:33+00:00March 17th, 2020|General Info, Updates|0 Comments

We’re not dead yet!

 It’s a been a while, fezzy friends – nearly a year in fact. But, the Fez Museum continues to plod along. We’ve been acquiring fewer pieces as time goes on, but we are still collecting. This is a long overdue update for sure and we should have some additional updates coming in the next several months as we catch up on our backlog of new acquisitions.

To start, we have a major update to the Religious Groups section, specifically several fezzes dealing with the Nuwabian movement. We came into a cache of fezzes from this group and we’re excited to share them with you, even if they come from a dubious piece of history.

Then, we’re happy to share a special, new fez to the collection – the curator’s own fez from the Dramatic Order of the Knights of Khorassan, the fun side branch of the Knights of Pythias.

As always, we thank you for your continued support and interest in our site!

2020-03-17T23:43:56+00:00May 30th, 2018|General Info, Updates|Comments Off on We’re not dead yet!

A long overdue fezzy update!

Well hello there, intrepid reader! It’s been a while since we’ve updated the fez museum, but we’ve picked up a few interesting new pieces that we wanted to share with you.

First, stop over to the Ladies Shrine organizations page where we’ve added a basic Shrine Guild member’s fez. Passing from that, we find the Boo Hum Dit Dum added to the occupational groups section. This organization was hard to track down and we’d love to know more about it! Lastly, we’ve added a whole new exhibit on the Knights of Peter Claver, a traditionally African-American lay Catholic fraternal order.

Thanks for checking back and your support of sharing fraternal history!

2017-07-09T16:47:19+00:00July 9th, 2017|Updates|Comments Off on A long overdue fezzy update!

A Hot Fez Update

plateofezzesToday is one of the hottest days of the summer in the Northeast. This gave us the needed to time to spend a day in air conditioning and updating the Museum! We’re happy to bring you three updates, all in some smaller categories.

We start with a Fraternal Order of Eagles fez, hailing from Spokane Aerie No. 2. It’s a more recent piece, but comes from a group not known for wearing fezzes, making it a unique addition.

Next up, we have a “small” addition to the collection in the form of an Abadan Grotto Ladies Auxiliary fez. This hat is positively tiny, perfect for the ladies that probably wore it.

Last up is a new Independent Order of Odd Fellows Encampment fez. This new addition is embroired in multiple colors and is quite old, so check it out!

We hope that you enjoy this round of updates. As always, we continue to look for additions to the collection to bring to you!

2016-10-17T18:37:50+00:00August 14th, 2016|Updates|Comments Off on A Hot Fez Update

April Showers Bring April Fezzes? Wait…

fezmemeWelcome back to the Fez Museum! We hope that you’re having an excellent spring and enjoying your 2016.

We come to you today with no less than 6 new fezzes in the museum!

  • We’ve added a new fez to the Charitable Groups section, detailing a little known African American Fraternal body call the Lily White Security Benevolent Association.
  • The Maccabees, one of the most well known fraternal bodies of the 20th Century weren’t known for wearing fezzes, but, thanks to a donation, we have one!
  • The Sons of the Desert, deveoted to comedians Laurel and Hardy, are a great fez wearing social body for fans.
  • Recently revived, we bring you a fez from the Noble Order of Muscovites.
  • The Ladies of the Orient are on the move as well, with two new additions to this section.

We thank you for your visit and look forward to bringing you images of more fine fraternal millinery!

2016-10-17T18:37:54+00:00April 18th, 2016|Updates|Comments Off on April Showers Bring April Fezzes? Wait…
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