While returning to Colorado from a vacation in Ohio, North Carolina and a visit to Branson, Missouri, my wife and I had the opportunity to visit DeMolay International in Kansas City. After obtaining the address from Mom Reiter (Thanks, Deb) and plugging this information into my GPS navigation aid, we headed towards Kansas City. After making several wrong turns due to driver/navigation device errors, we arrived at the front door. The building was locked due to security concerns, but we were able to obtain entry. We were conducted on a tour of the facility by one of the employees. We were shown the reenactment of Dad Land’s office area (see picture). There were many pictures of friends and dignitaries of Dad Land’s hanging on the wall. There was a mural donated from France that portrayed the Knight’s Templar and Jacques DeMolay. There was a Disney room that contains a lot of video taken over the years. We saw the International Supreme Council’s records storage area where records of all meetings are documented. Of course as was pointed out, every good tour ends at the “gift shop” (DeMolay and More Store!). We met several employees and I bought a new DeMolay briefcase. My wife commented on the amount of history that resides in this building. I wish we would have had more time to visit some of the buildings, monuments and other areas that were associated with Dad Land and the beginnings of DeMolay.
Dad Terry Stonerock