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Knights of Pythias



  • Existence: 1864-


Order of Knights of Pythias; The Order of Knights of Pythias is an international, non-sectarian fraternal order, established in 1864 in Washington, DC, by Justus H. Rathbone and was the first fraternal order to be chartered by an Act of Congress.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Knights of Pythias Collection

Identifier: RH-A-3806
Scope and Contents

The Constitution and Statutes book contained in this collection further outlines the goals and code of conduct for the Kalamazoo chapter of the K of P as well as other chapters around the country. The invitation for the May Base Ball dance is an example of the types of social activities and sub-organizations that each chapter of the K of P had. The dance was held in order to raise funds for the Kalamazoo Pythian Baseball team to build their new baseball field.

Dates: 1895-1921