About Us

Our local lodge, Drott Lodge No. 168, was chartered on February 18th, 1910 in Washington, D.C. and is one of four local lodges governed by District Lodge No. 9 Pennsylvania. Today, Drott Lodge maintains a multi-generational roll of 200-plus members from the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia. The Lodge meets most 2nd Sundays of the month at St. James' Episcopal Church in Potomac, Maryland. Most meetings include a regular business meeting followed by a cultural presentation by a visiting speaker or a member of the lodge. The Lodge is well known throughout the greater Washington metropolitan area for its annual Swedish Bazaar held the first Saturday in November.

See our About Us page for more information about Drott Lodge and Vasa Order of America.

Upcoming Events

Mar
23
Sat
2019
7:00 pm Abbapalooza 2: Here We Go Again… @ St. James' Episcopal Church Hall
Abbapalooza 2: Here We Go Again… @ St. James' Episcopal Church Hall
Mar 23 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
After the great success of our 2013 event, Abbapalooza, celebrating the release of the film Mamma Mia, Drott Lodge is thrilled to present Mamma Mia 2: Here We Go Again… as a party watching the film on large screens, dancing
Apr
14
Sun
2019
2:30 pm Swedish Easter Decorations and T... @ Undercroft, St. James' Episcopal Chruch
Swedish Easter Decorations and T... @ Undercroft, St. James' Episcopal Chruch
Apr 14 @ 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Karin Weeden of Drott Lodge will give a presentation on the many traditions in Sweden to celebrate Easter. She will show how to make authentic Swedish decorations and will offer insights into some “Holy Week” traditions that are very different
Apr
27
Sat
2019
4:30 pm Valborgsmässoafton (Walpurgis Ni... @ Private Location in McLean, VA
Valborgsmässoafton (Walpurgis Ni... @ Private Location in McLean, VA
Apr 27 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Information about this picnic with lawn games and bonfire to usher out winter and welcome spring will be sent privately to Drott Lodge Members and its sister organizations promoting Nordic Cultures and Traditions in the DC Area. Specifics and directions
May
19
Sun
2019
2:30 pm Nordic Community Dances: Join me... @ Undercroft, St. James' Episcopal Church
Nordic Community Dances: Join me... @ Undercroft, St. James' Episcopal Church
May 19 @ 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm
“If you can walk, you can dance.” Folk and Social Dancing with the Nordic Dancers. This interactive workshop will offer you the chance to try your hand (and feet) at some of the dances that have held communities together both