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Local Prince Hall Masonic lodge settles into new home

Local Masonic lodge settles into new home

Following a long history along the Rappahannock River in downtown Fredericksburg, Prince Hall Lodge 61 of the Masons is now comfortably moved into its new home on Shannon Park Drive in Spotsylvania County. The lodge was chartered on Nov. 6, 1891, and is named for Prince Hall, who is widely considered to be the father of African–American Freemasonry in the United States. According to the lodge’s website, there have been 45 worshipful masters to date, and lodge membership consists of approximately 70 members from all walks of life—ministers, doctors teachers, politicians, tradesmen, military, government employees (federal, local, and state) and ... Read More »

Masonic lodge to celebrate 175 years | Herald Democrat

Masonic lodge to celebrate 175 years Herald Democrat

BONHAM – The year was 1840. The Republic of Texas had only been free from Mexico for four years and Fannin County, one of the new republic’s first counties, had only been organized for two years. It was the year that one of the county’s oldest organizations — Constantine Masonic Lodge No. 13 — was officially recognized. That 175-year history will be celebrated by the lodge and its supporters later this week.Though it is the 13th Masonic Lodge officially sanctioned by the Grand Lodge of the Republic of Texas, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, Constantine is now the state’s fifth ... Read More »

Freemasons of Berkshire thrown open the doors of their Windsor Hall for open day | News | Slough Observer

The building in Church Lane dates back to 1725 when it started life as the Royal Free School. It became the home of Windsor Freemasons in 1862 when the School moved to Batchelors Acre. Following alterations the building was dedicated as a Masonic Lodge on 24th November 1864. Twelve Lodges now meet at Windsor Masonic Hall making it the second largest centre for Freemasonry in Berkshire. There are 96 Lodges in the County. On the day here was an information point in a special gazebo in the colonnade of the Guildhall which prompted considerable interest from hundreds of passers-by who ... Read More »

Herndon’s Masonic Lodge, Since 1897 | Herndon, VA Patch

Herndon's Masonic Lodge, Since 1897 - Herndon, VA Patch

Freemasonry – often referred to as “Masonry” — is the world’s oldest fraternal organization, with records dating back to 1390. Nine separate Virginia Lodges came together to establish The Grand Lodge of Virginia in 1778. Its current website states that its mission is to “teach and perpetuate a way of life that promotes the Brotherhood of Man under the Fatherhood of God and to assist Lodges to grow and prosper,” with the vision of being a “premier organization composed of men of integrity and character, who are honest, true to their word, believe in God, are devoted to family, charitable ... Read More »

Masons support students with dental health supplies – Copperas Cove Herald: Community

Masons support students with dental health supplies2

Dr. Ron Singleton, master of Mount Hiram Masonic Lodge, and lodge secretary Kipp Miller donate Fantastic Teeth Fan Club kits to Fairview/Miss Jewell Principal Leah Miller and Assistant Principal Julie Fish on Friday, Jan. 23, 2015. The bags, which contain toothbrushes, floss, a board game and timer to promote daily tooth brushing, were distributed to first-graders. The kits also were donated to first-graders at Hettie Halstead Elementary. (source: http://kdhnews.com/copperas_cove_herald/community/masons-support-students-with-dental-health-supplies/article_662c17ca-a77b-11e4-8b14-03595168ba10.html) Read More »