James W. Bowers Lodge #173

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Contact Information

Birth Date and Location



Chartered on: November 22, 1876
Meeting Times:
  • 1st Mon @ 7:00 PM
    Every month
  • 3rd Mon @ 7:00 PM
    Every month

Contact Info.

Phone: 2402170716
Email: jmmills@myactv.net
Special Instructions:
Lodge Address
3 Wine Street
Hancock, MD 21750


Worshipful Master Jesse M Mills
Senior Warden Homer L Stahle
Junior Warden Michael C Starliper
Treasurer John P TRUE
Secretary Maurice R Wheeler

Lodge Events

Festive Board   06/01/2019 -

James W. Bowers #173 will be holding a Festive Board at the Hancock American Legion Post 26.  Meal will start at 6:00 pm at a cost of $20.00 per person.  Meal will consist of Rib Eye Steak, Baked Potato, Salad, Roll, and Dessert.  The price also includes a keep sake shot glass for the toast that is a part of this event.  This event is open to anyone 21 years of age and above.  Masons, Non-Masons, and Women are invited to this event.  There will be a Cash Bar available.  Red and White wine and non-alcoholic substitutes will be available for the toasts. If you have never been to a Table Lodge or a Festive Board, this is a great opportunity to come out and have a real enjoyable night, with friends and family members over 21 years of age.  Tickets are available or reservation can be made by calling (240) 217-0716 or email at jmmills@myactv.net.  Hope to see you there.

Lodge of Low Vale   09/13/2019 -

James W. Bowers Lodge will be sponsoring a County wide Lodge of Low Vale

Meal will include: Rib Eye Steak (Ernst Market will be cooking), Baked Potato, Salad, Roll, and Drinks.

Meal will start at 5:00 pm and Lodge Meeting will start at 7:00.

Will be raising a worthy brother or brethren to the Sublime Degree of Master Mason.

Degree will be performed by Officers from each of the Washington County Masonic Lodges

Address is:  Melody Park

                    13024 Greencastle Pike

                    Hagerstown, MD 21740

Tickets will be avialble May 1st.

Reservations will be required by Monday, September 9, 2019

No tickets will be sold at the gate.