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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!

May 30th, 2018|Uncategorized|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!

July 9th, 2017|Updates|Comments Off on A long overdue fezzy update!

Look, in the sky, a new fez!

Holy smokes! It’s been a while since we’ve updated the Fez Museum. But, worry not! We’re still collecting fezzes as we find them and posting them here to sate your curiousity!

Today, we add four next pieces to the collection, across three different fraternal groups.

First up is a rare white Macabees fez. While it has some moth damage, it is in remarkable shape for an old piece. It’s also very tiny and may have been made for a child! Research into this fez continues.

Next is a very unique Order of Alhambra fez. The design is entirely embroidered in one color, making it distinct amongst the other pieces. Thank you to the seller who contacted us through this website!

Last, we add two Ancient Mystic Order of Samaritans Past Divisonal Monarchos fezzes (say that five times fast!) both are very rare and make excellent additions to our exhibit, so check them out!

Until next time, keep on fezzing!

April 6th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Look, in the sky, a new fez!

Fall Fez Update

giantfezguyWe’re not dead yet! Really though, we’ve just been busy here at the Museum of Fezology with real life. Our collecting continues and remains active, with nearly 200 fezzes in the collection today (some of which aren’t even posted to this site!)

To remedy that, we’ve got four new updates for you to check out today. Let’s take a look!

We’ll start in the Odd Fellows Social Groups exhibit, where we’ve added an old Ufa Sanctorum fez. This is a nice piece from a very unstable time in the history of the organization, so it’s definitely worth checking out.

Next up is a Sciots Past Toparch fez from the 1950’s. While it’s not terribly old or different, it is a nice fez and bridges a time gap in our collection.

Then, we added an old Grotto fez from Cheliminar Sanctorum in Yakima, WA. It features what we fondly refer to as the “South Park Mokanna” on the front in metal.

Lastly, we have a completely new and altogether rare organization fez for the collection. We’ve got our mits on a Fraternal Order of Orioles fez over in the Animal Lodges exhibit. The Orioles have been around since the early 1900’s, but weren’t known to be fez wearers, making this a really unique piece.

Until next time fezmigos!

November 20th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Fall Fez 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!

August 14th, 2016|Updates|Comments Off on A Hot Fez Update
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