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COVID Can’t Keep Us Down!

Home, Drink, Eat – Page 2 – Have You Met Charlie?Back in March, just as the pandemic started, we finally took some time to update this website. Since that time, we’ve continued with our fezzy endeavors. The pandemic turned out to be quite the time for fez collecting! We’re pleased to be adding seven new fezzes to the site with this update. Let’s dive into the new additions.

We’re excited to add a Knights of Peter Claver fez to the collection. This helps to round out this exhibit and show the primary style of fez used by the organization.

The Knights of the Macabees received a rare addition, with a molded red fez, embroidered with bullion thread. Definitely check this one out!

The Imperial Order of Muscovites has long been a primary interest of the Fez Museum. We recently acquired a rare, white Muscovites fez at auction. There are only a few of these fezzes in existence, so we are very excited to have one in our collection.

Shriners fezzes often pass our desk, and we usually don’t accept them as gifts. But, an Aladdin Shrine fez was recently added to the collection because it provides a unique look into a manufacturing technique.

Grotto Ladies Auxiliary  fezzes are a strange sub-genre that we love collecting. These low profile fezzes are very different. We have a new one from Kallipolis Grotto in Washington, D.C., now on display.

Everyone wants to be a Grand Poohbah, right? Well, the Sciots had a great sense of humor and created a Pooh Bah fez for someone in their Fresno Pyramid. We love this piece and hope that you do too!

Last, but certainly not least, is the addition of a Philadelphia Lambskin Club fez, courtesy of friend of the museum Tyler Anderson. It’s a cool, kitschy fez with a piece of Masonic apron sewn directly onto the fez.

That’s it for now. We are continuing to actively source fezzes for the collection. Keep checking back… you never know when an update might occur!

 

2020-10-03T19:00:11+00:00October 3rd, 2020|Updates|Comments Off on COVID Can’t Keep Us Down!

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|Comments Off on Like a Fezzy Phoenix, we rise!

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
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