AKA Information you probably didn't hear about in popular fiction



Information You Probably Didn't Hear About in Popular Fiction  
    The greatest secret about Freemasonry is: There is no secret. Ask any mason you want, and you'll find all the answers you're looking for.

What is Masonry?

“Freemasonry is a system of morality, taught by allegory, and illustrated by symbols”

The Masonic Fraternity is the oldest fraternity in the world. No one knows just how old it is because the actual origins have been lost in time. The most commonly accepted theory is that Freemasonry arose from the guilds of stonemasons who built the castles and cathedrals of the Middle Ages. There are some who believe that Freemasonry was influenced by the Knights Templar, a group of Christian warrior monks formed in 1118 to help protect pilgrims making trips to the Holy Land.

The modern history of Freemasonry begins in 1717, when the first “Grand Lodge” was formed in England. A Grand Lodge is the administrative body in charge of Masonry in some geographical area. In the United States, there is a Grand Lodge in each state. In Canada, there is a Grand Lodge in each province. Local organizations of Masons are called lodges. There are lodges in most towns, and large cities usually have several. There are about 13,200 lodges in the United States.

Freemasonry is inspired by the pure principles of truth and benevolence. Our principle tenets are Brotherly Love, Relief, and Truth.

We are dedicated to making good men better.

The qualifications to be a Mason include:

  • Must be a man
  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Must be of good moral character
  • Must have a belief in a Supreme Being
  • Must seek admission of their own free will and accord
  • Must ask a Mason to become a Mason

While we do not solicit membership (we won’t ask you to join), we are happy to talk to you about the fraternity and membership. You can contact us at through our Email Form if you are interested in more information.

Throughout history many distinguished men have sought to join us in our labors, among them are men such as George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Voltaire, Bob Hope, Douglas MacArthur, and Buzz Aldrin. More information on a sampling of distinguished masons can be found on our Famous Masons page.