Dedication Of The Samuel C. Williamson Multimedia Center

The Williamson Multimedia Center in use
At this time, the Grand Master directed the Grand Marshal to conduct Bro. Williamson to the east, where the officers of Pennsylvania DeMolay had brought a large easel covered in red velvet.
The Grand Master then declared, "In the spirit of gratitude I dedicate this edifice as the "Samuel C. Williamson Multimedia Center." Platinum lettering, mounted over the doors to the Multimedia Center, were revealed at that moment.
He then directed Bro. Williamson, with the assistance of Bro. Rakesh Kumar, State Master Councilor of Pennsylvania DeMolay, to unveil a copy of his official Past Grand Master portrait, which will hang in the lobby of the new facility. Bro. Labagh announced that this was a temporary photograph, which will be replaced by an actual copy of the original, being painted by the original artist, Bro. Henry Cooper. This copy was commissioned by the Order of DeMolay in Pennsylvania to honor Bro. Williamson for his many years of untiring service to youth and, in particular, to the Order of DeMolay.
Seldom is a Past Grand Master left speechless….
He had no idea…. This was the best
kept Masonic secret in Pennsylvania…
To the south is a 98-seat multi-media conference room with state-of-the-art computer, video, and audio presentation systems. Included are a VCR, DVD player, slide-to-video converter, presentation computer, and a document camera. The voice audio system is separate from the presentation audio system. The Williamson Multimedia Center

The multimedia center can be
fully controlled by a touch-panel
on the podium on stage
Truly theater-quality, the sound system includes Dolby Digital Pro Logic Surround Sound with THX certification. This will be the keystone of modern and effective training programs presented by the wide variety of groups who use the Masonic Conference Center.
The new building is an addition to Memorial Hall, the original classroom and shop building at the Patton School Campus. It includes a magnificent two-story lobby (shown right) which encloses the original entrance to Memorial Hall, so named in memory of Thomas Graham Patton, who died at age 7, the only son of Past Grand Treasurer Thomas Ranken Patton. Lobby
Lobby
To the north of the lobby is a new registration area, 6 small meeting rooms, public telephones, restrooms and displays.
Registration Area
Registration Area
Meeting Rooms
Meeting Rooms
 Public Telephones
Public Telephones
Display Cases
Display Cases
Welcome Monitor
Welcome Monitor
Renovated Dining Room
Renovated Dining Room

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