FALCONER- Thule Lodge is the Swedish organization formed nearly 107 years ago to preserve the Swedish heritage through events and activities for those Swedish immigrants who settled in the United States.
Cassadaga village historian John Sipos also serves as the historian for the Thule Lodge, and has kept records of events and activities of the Lodge for the past year through photographs, records, and news articles.
At the first meeting of the lodge held in 2014 in Falconer, Sipos presented a book containing pages of records and photographs of the lodge to the 2014 lodge chairman Tom Eckberg, and immediate past chairman Jeff Anderson.
The annual historical book of the Thule Lodge No. 127 is presented to lodge chairman Tom Eckberg, and immediate past chairman Jeff Anderson, lodge historian John Sipos of Cassadaga. The cover of the book was designed by Susan Sipos.
Thule Lodge member Susan W. Sipos, who has been a member of the Lodge for more than 29 years, is a retired art teacher and a computer artist. She created the cover and the title page of the historical book incorporating many Swedish events.
The Thule Lodge which was formed as a social organization, and to preserve the Swedish heritage, was organized in 1907. The lodge is a part of the New York District No. 4 Swedish organization, and the International VASA Order.
The Thule Lodge is located at 4123 Pancake Hill Road in Bemus Point.
Sipos has served as the Cassadaga village historian for more than nine years, and as the Thule Lodge historian for more than 13 years.
Thule Lodge welcomes new members.