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Myth or Fact?
Double-headed eagle gargoyles adorn the House of the Temple roof.  (See answer below)
RiteCare® Charity Golf Tournament
Tournament is Friday, May 13, 2016 and is sponsored by Topeka Valley.  Proceeds benefit children served by Schiefelbusch Children's Speech Clinic at Topeka Scottish Rite & KU and KSU RiteCare®Clinics of Kansas.  Be sure to get your team together and register to play golf and help our RiteCare® children.   Detailed Information
Brethren Engage in Phoenix at 2016 Scottish Rite Workshop
Members came up with 185 action items for the VMAP Committee to consider in enhancing the VMAP initiative as well as ideas for how the 2018 workshops should look.   Read More
343rd Reunion - April 15-16
Friday dinner is at 4:30 pm with degree work
afterwards. Saturday degree work starts at 8:00
am. Friday dinner and Saturday lunch will each
cost $5.00 for members with no charge for the
New Venue 332 Facebook Page
To help increase revenue-generating event business, we now have a separate Facebook page for Venue 332.  The Venue 332 page will focus solely on the event side of our beautiful center, while the Wichita Scottish Rite Center page will focus on our fraternal activities. 
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Upcoming Events
15-16 343rd Reunion - Complete Program
21-23 Forum Theatre,
       "Hands on a Hard Body"
       8:00 pm plus 2:00 pm on April 23
24 Knights of St. Andrew Chicken Dinner
     11:30 am to 2:00 pm
28 Free Lunch - 11:30 am to 1:00 pm
28-30 Forum Theatre,
       "Hands on a Hard Body"
       8:00 pm plus 2:00 pm on April 30
 3 Ceremony of Remembrance & Renewal
Double-headed eagle gargoyles adorn the House of the Temple roof. -- Myth!
Call them magnificent, call them Scottish Rite emblems, but please don't call them gargoyles.
The 33° Double-headed Eagles on the roof of the House of the Temple are actually called acroteria angularia, which are architectural ornaments seated on a flat base at the outer angles of a building's acroter (or plinth). Often mistaken for gargoyles, acroteria are decorative sculptures. Gargoyles are grotesques, which include the mythical or strange creatures used in architecture. Gargoyles always have a drain pipe or water spout, which acts as a conduit to direct water off a roof and away from a building's walls, while acroteria do not.
The double-headed eagle with the 33° is the symbol for the Supreme Council of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, Southern Jurisdiction, U.S.A. The acroteria were sculpted by Adolf Weinmann, who also carved the Sphinxes at the Temple's main entrance and the Egyptian statues in the Atrium.
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