Capital Region Scrapbook: Shriners in town
The Shriners held their statewide meeting in Schenectady in 1949. The next year, photos show Schenectady group members enjoying a clamsteam. Posted on September 30, 2011.
Five Shriners - dressed in their organization's ornate outfits - march in Schenectady on Sept. 10, 1949.
Schenectady's State Street is packed with Shriners and spectators on Saturday, Sept. 10, 1949. Members of the New York State Shrine Association concluded their annual meeting in the city with an afternoon parade. Gazette file photos.
Members of the Oriental Temple in Troy prepare to beat feet and drum during the New York State Shrine Association's parade in Schenectady on Sept. 10, 1949. About 2,500 Shriners participated.
The Schenectady Shrine Club's kitchen crew prepares for a clam bake on Sept. 10, 1950.
Shriners take time out from their 1950 clam party to pose for a photograph. This is the first time the clambake photos have ever been published in The Daily Gazette.
When the Shriners gather socially, refreshments and entertainment are part of the day. These merrymakers smile during a group clambake on Sunday, Sept. 10, 1950.
Two Shriners shine on at the group clambake at the Myers Farm on River Road on Sept. 10, 1950.