The Ohio Lodge of Research will meet at Albany Lodge on Saturday, September 21st at 3 PM.
Albany Lodge No. 723 is located in Athens County in southeastern Ohio. It was chartered in 1949.
The village of Albany is located on US 50 between McArthur and Athens. It was founded in 1842 as a station on the Underground Railroad. It has a Paw Paw Festival in September. Don’t confuse it with New Albany which is northeast of Columbus. Look for Township Road 1270 east of Albany and turn south. The Alexander Local Schools Complex is located at the same exit.
The lodge is located on the east side of the road. A GPS might help. It is three hours from my home.
Albany is the home lodge of Dr. Ivan M. Tribe WM of Ohio Lodge of Research. He is a native of Albany
and an Emeritus Professor of History at Rio Grande University where he has 37 years of service. He has
degrees from Ohio University and Toledo University. Dr. Tribe has published more than 200 articles on rural Ohio, coal mining and country music. He and his wife Deanna have a house full of more records than I have ever seen anywhere else outside a music store. Beside his educational duties Dr. Tribe has served as mayor of Albany. He is a Knight of the York Cross of Honor, a Knight Commander of the Temple and a 33rd Degree Scottish Rite Mason.
Some of our senior members may recall that Rio Grande was the alma mater of Bevo Francis who was famous for scoring more than 100 points a game in high school and college basketball contests.
Actives and members will meet at 2 PM. I am informed that light refreshments will follow. Please try to attend if possible.
Norman G. Lincoln, Secretary