QUEBEC Stanstead 1903 Centennial Golden Rule Lodge No. 5 A.F. & A.M. 38mm medal 21.59 grams
One of the oldest Masonic lodges in Quebec which traces its roots back to 1803 when Lively Stone Lodge was founded in Derby Line, Vermont. That lodge, composed of Masons from both sides of the border, met in a building situated half in Canada and half in the United States. During the War of 1812, the Canadian members of Lively Stone formed a new lodge in Stanstead, on the Canadian side of the border. Golden Rule Lodge, as it was called, received its first charter from the United Grand Lodge of England in 1813. In 1856, the lodge received a new charter from the Grand Lodge of Canada; in1869, yet another charter was granted, this time from the Grand Lodge of Quebec.
The link below is the History of Golden Rule Lodge No. 5, Q.R., A.F. and A.M., Stanstead, Que., 1803-1903