Shrine of North America Ephemera

Below are letters newspaper articles, certificates and cartoons shared with our museum by Noble Brother Randy Coe. P.P. of Kosair Shrine Temple in Louisville, KY. Illustrious Brother Randy Coe is also a 33rd Degree Scottish Rite Mason in the Southern Jurisdiction and a Knight Templar in York Rite Freemasonry. Thank you Brother Randy for your submissions and giving our visitors a peek into the early history and organization of the Shriner's Hospitals for Children and also Bro. Kendrick who had the vision and fortitude to bring the Shriner's Hospitals to reality!

Freeland Kendrick (known as “Free” or “Freel”) became known as the “Father” of the Hospital System. He served on the National Board (he chaired it for many years) and served on the Philadelphia Hospital Board until his death, March 20, 1953. After serving as Imperial Potentate 1919/1920, Freel returned to LU LU, where he again served as Potentate for three years (1921-23).





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