Degree on the Hill

Event Details

The annual Degree-On-the-Hill is set for Sunday, April 28, 2019 – don’t miss it.

Hosted by 4th Masonic District lodges with free lunch served at 12:30 PM and reception of the Grand Family at 2:00 PM followed by a most excellent Master Mason degree.

Location: Fort Beauregard Park just a half mile up the hill from Catahoula Parish Courthouse on LA Hwy 124 North. Big arch sign on the right of the Hwy – can’t miss it.

Great opportunity to sit with and meet brother Masons from Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, and Arkansas as well as visit with the Grand Family and welcome a new brother into our fraternity.

This year, Tensas Lodge No. 309 will be the lodge of record with their charter on display.

The outstanding 5th Masonic District Degree Team, well known for beautiful degree work and willing assistance for lodges in both the 5th and the 4th Masonic Districts, will put on the degree.

Originally, this open-air degree was started in the late ’50s by Grand Master “Pat” Gibson, a member of Harrisonburg Lodge No. 110 and was hosted by 4th Masonic District Lodges for many years.

Re-introduced in 2005, Degree Teams from all over Louisiana, including Scottish Rite lodges and the Mississippi Mountain Men Masonic Degree Team conducted degree work in Entered Apprentice and Master Mason degrees.

An amphitheater seating area and large concrete square for open-air degree work on historic site have commanding oversight of the Ouachita River. In fact, this site was used by the Confederate Army to stop Union traffic on the river.

Don’t worry if it is raining because we will all move to Harrisonburg High School Gym just down the hill by the river.