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Mirza Temple Shrine Mascot Uniform
Currently on exhibit
Main gallery entrance
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Charlotte "Lottie" Booth Beiser began making mascot uniforms for her son John "Jay" Beiser when he was 17 months old to wear in the Mirza Temple Shriner's parade and other community activities.
Her husband, John Edward Beiser, was an active Shriner for several years.
Jay served as a mascot until he was around 10 years old.
He later went on to West Point and served in the army for more than 22 years.
Jay's daughter, Anne Beiser Allen, donated the uniform to the Kansas Museum of History in 2012.
The Mirza Temple has had tens of thousands of members throughout 11 counties in southeast Kansas since it was founded in April 1910.
Mirza is the Persian name for "born of a prince."
For nearly 100 years the Mirza Temple has provided social activities for both members and the community.
Today, in keeping with Shriner traditions across the world, Mirza Temple's charitable activities support children's health and well-being.