A short history of the Waterbury Lodge #265 beginnings
24 yrs after the creation of the Elks, 3 prominent Waterburians, who were members of the Elks in other towns(2 from Danbury Lodge #120 and 1 from New Haven Lodge #25), decided the time was right for Waterbury to have its own Elks Lodge. Through their efforts and the assistance of four other Waterburians who belonged to Meriden lodge #35 began recruiting. They were quite successful and on May 5th 1893 a dispensation to form this new Lodge was Granted by the GER.
This lodge was instituted June 15th 1893 at Hartford Lodge #19 and the charter granted on June 21st 1893.
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