Celebrating over 200 years of local Masonry
The written tradition of the Brotherhood of Masons stretches back over 500 years, to a time when guilds of operative freemasons traveled throughout Europe laying the stones of the great Gothic cathedrals. In America, Masons were active even before 1733, the year the first Provincial Grand Lodge of Masons was formally organized in Massachusetts by Henry Price. Today the United States can claim the oldest continuously operating Masonic organization in the western hemisphere. In its early years in America, Masonry numbered among it members some of the nation’s most influential citizens, including George Washington, Henry Knox, Benjamin Franklin, John Hancock and Paul Revere, among many others...