I.O.O.F. Grand Lodge #97, Odell Room

This room is located on the first level.  It is completely handicap accessible with its own private, full bath. The room is decorated in a soft green hue and has a queen size bed. The room also has a sitting area that is home to one of the original Grand Lodge chairs from the organization. The Independent Order of Oddfellows was instituted on February 22, 1882 by Grand Master Heawick and Grand Secretary D.A. Clein. On display also is the Grand Lodge original charter certificate dated February 22, 1882.  The First Officers were:  James Earnest – Noble Grand, N.M. Prince – Vice Grand, Hugh Glasgow – Right Supporter,  J.K. Langdon – Secretary, E. Ruterbough – Treasurer, G. Jefferies – O.G., A. Focht – I.G., James Meyer – Conductor, L. Upson – Warden. The organization was formed to help fellow mankind in anyway needed. Therefore, the name “Odd Fellows” was given as it was “odd” for people to just want to help others in a time of need.