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Indiana's Lodge of Research, annually re-chartered 'Under Dispensation' (#UD). Bi-annual meetings in conjunction with Founder's Day (February) and Grand Lodge of Indiana Annual Communication (May).
Membership is open to all Indiana Master Masons.
Located in Madison, Indiana this historic house is where the Grand Lodge of Indiana, F.&A.M. was founded on January 12, 1818 / 5818. It is open for tours and able to be used by Indiana Lodges for degree work.
Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of the Ancient and Honorable Fraternity of Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Indiana
Founded: January 12, 1818 - Madison, Indiana
Our wonderful Masonic Library & Museum contains a vast array of relics and artifacts; a cataloged library, collections of the Indiana Masonic Magazine, and personal writings and essays of Bro. Dwight L. Smith, PGM, PGS.
We are open to the public, and encourage all of our brethren to visit, discover, learn, engage, and explore!
*Located on the same floor as Pentalpha Lodge - 5 North.
690 State St.
Franklin, IN 46131
525 N. Illinois St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204
The Masonic Restoration Foundation (MRF) was created in 2001 as part of a group of dedicated and like minded brethren to research, discuss, and educate others on issues facing Freemasonry across North America in the 21st century.
The Masonic Legacy Society (MLS) was inspired by Brother John E. Fetzer, 33. Through his generosity, countless men and women have benefited from the science and spiritual teachings and awareness which his foundation and library have cultivated.
Now, the MLS, works directly with Brothers, Lodges, and like-minded Masonic organizations to promote those worthy endevours.
Named after The Vitruvian Man by Leonardo Da Vinci, c. 1490, Vitruvian #767 in Indianapolis is Indiana's first European Concept (E.C.) Lodge, chartered in 2002.
Focuses include: quarterly meetings; black tie and white gloves dress; a flare of English and Scottish regalia; quarterly meetings; Festive Boards and keynote speakers at The Aristocrat (Broad Ripple); traditional toasts and
a Chain of Union with Auld Lang Syne.
Caliburn Lodge #785 - chartered 2002 - is a small and intimate lodge in Cincinnati, Ohio for men who value fellowship and want to enjoy a traditional Masonic experience in a convivial atmosphere and focus on the tenants of peace, love, and harmony.
Arts & Sciences Lodge #792 - chartered 2010 - is an observant lodge near Columbus, Ohio which focuses their craft work on tradition, education, and personal improvement.
Check our their 'education' page for a great list of resources!
Since 1949, The Midwest Conferen on Masonic Education (MCME) has provided a forum for providing best practices in Masonic Education.
Spes Novum Lodge #1183 near Chicago, Illinois is a relatively new lodge and focuses on masonic education, philosophy of the craft, and gaining fulfillment through the wisdom of truth.
Offering a premier experience to its members and guests, in the effort of bring fulfillment to each masonic experience.
The mother lodge of Kentucky, their motto is: Sit Lux Et Lux Fuit. In observant masonry, they truly are an inspiration. The oldest lodge in the state who turned their dying lodge around to create an amazing experience for their members and guests.
Hosts of the X Annual Symposium of the MRF.
C.R.A. Lodge #779 - chartered 2009 - brought observant masonry to Nashville, TN.
The members have worked hard to exhibit true brotherhood and fortitude, while practicing their arts.
The York Rite is the oldest extension of the Symbolic degrees, starting with the Chapter of Royal Arch Masons (RAM). Continue your Masonic journey!
Joshua Chapter No. 158, R.A.M.
Hiram Council No. 111, C.M.
Lackey Commandery No. 67, K.T.
*Prerequisite: Master Mason
The Most Excellent Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of the State of Indiana
Founded: December 25, AD 1845 / AI 2375
The Most Illustrious Grand Council of Cryptic Masons of the State of Indiana
Founded: AD 1855 / ADep 2855
The Right Eminent Grand Commandery of Knights Templar of the State of Indiana
Founded: AD 1854 / AO 736
A lot of great information on most of the regular and honorary York Rite appendant bodies in Freemasonry.
A research focused body, comprised of more than 15 degrees. There are over a dozen councils across Indiana.
The Indianapolis area Councils, are:
St. Bernard de Clairvaux Council #256 - Indianapolis
*David R. Ford Council #338 - State of Indiana
Imhotep Council #434 - Indianapolis
Prather Council #510 - Indianapolis
Saints John Council #541 - Noblesville
*Prerequisite: Royal Arch Mason
A regional body which focuses on mutual cooperation, leadership, ritual experience, and a rich history.
The 7 Colleges across Indiana, are:
Indiana College #55 - Ft. Wayne
Banks of the Wabash College #72 - Terre Haute
Northwest Indiana College #73 - Hobart
Evansville #121 - Evansville
Marvin L. Isley College #129 - Franklin
Sagamore Valley College #133 - Frankfort
Corydon College #207 - Corydon
*Prerequisite: Knight Templar
The Knight York Cross of Honor is awarded to those men who have gone above and beyond the call of duty, exemplifying leadership in all capacities of the York Rite: Lodge (Past Master), Chapter (Past High Priest), Council (Past Illustrious Master), and Commandery (Past Eminent Commander).
The 3 Priories across Indiana, are:
Indiana Priory #8 - Ft. Wayne
Robert A. Woods Priory #62 - Franklin
J. Herbert Nichols Priory #76 - Hobart
*Prerequisite: A past presiding officer in
F&AM, RAM, CM, & KT
**Philanthropy: The Norris Cotton Cancer Center for Melanoma Research & Exploration
85th Annual Conclave
Wyndham Indianapolis West - Indy, IN
August 27-29, 2020
The Valley of Indianapolis is the regional body for the Scottish Rite (AASR) in central IN.
Their home is the beautiful Scottish Rite Cathedral, erected in 1929, and one of the jewels of downtown Indy.
*Philanthropy: Indianapolis Children's Dyslexia Center
The governing body for the AASR in the NMJ (Northern Masonic Jurisdiction), focused primarily in the Midwest and Northeastern U.S. states.
The AASR consists of 29 degrees, and expounds upon the masonic journey of Master Mason in search of wisdom.
*Philanthropy: Grand Almoner's Fund
Located at the headquarters of the Supreme Council, 33, AASR, NMJ - Lexington, Massachusetts.
The Scottish Rite Research Society (SRRS) - founded 1991 - operates under the authority of the Supreme Council, 33, A&ASR, SMJ - Washington D.C. It publishes great works (Heredom), and is a benefit to all Scottish Rite members.
The Shrine is an extension of Ancient Craft Masonry, and has many Units and Clubs to participate in. They're are most famous for their
Moroccan style 'Fez'.
The Indy Shrine, Murat, is also known in town as the Old National Center and is infamous for shows, plays, and musicals at the Egyptian Room and Murat Theater.
*Prerequisite: Master Mason
The governing body of the Shrine, which oversees 191 Shrine Temples across North America as well as the 22 Shriners Hospitals for Children.
They hold an annual meeting, known as the Imperial Session, throughout North America in July.
Founded: 1870 - New York City
HQ - Tampa Bay, Florida
The philanthropy of the Shriners, is their world famous Shriners Hospitals for Children, which operate 22 Hospitals and care centers across North America.
The hospitals operate as a 501(c)3 NPO, and cares for children at not cost to their families.
Closest Hospitals to Indy:
The Premier (and oldest) Masonic Lodge of Research in the world, est. 1884 and consecrated in 1886 - London, England.
*Prerequisite: Master Mason, who may join their QC Correspondence Circle.
The oldest masonic research body in the U.S., est. 1928. Produces The Journal of Masonic Research & Letters.
*Prerequisite: Master Mason
Taking their name in likeness to The Royal Society, this organization is similar to The Philalethes Society, and copulates masonic research and the pursuit of knowledge. Est. in 2008 - produces The Journal of the Masonic Society.
*Prerequisite: Master Mason
M.W. Brother Roger S. VanGorden, PGM - Indiana
The MSANA (Masonic Service Association of North America) was est. in 1919 and has been a great resource of information to Freemasons across the continent since that time. They also act as a liaison between grand jurisdictions and offer brotherly assistance in times of crises and disasters.
Famous for their Short Talk Bulletins (1923),
they have also developed the Masonic Information Center, various statistics regarding Masonry, as well as The Mark Twain Award.
Are you a brother who thirsts for knowledge?
Need more books to fill your library?
Check out our friends at MasonsWhoRead.com
The John E. Fetzer Library: An inquiry into science and spirituality.
"Love is the core energy that rules everything…love is the one ingredient that holds us all together."
A list of top Masonic Podcasts from our friends at Freemasonry.Network
A list of famous Freemasons from our friends at Freemasons Community.life
*Pictured: Brother Thomas R. Marshall
“Death had to take Roosevelt sleeping, for if he had been awake, there would have been a fight.”
~Marshall, upon the death of Brother Theodore 'Teddy' Roosevelt, 26th President, 1919
The Art of Manliness (AOM) was created by Brother Brett McKay, hailing from Tulsa, Oklahoma.
It is a great resource for men who are looking to improve and/or gain knowledge about various aspects of their life and the culture of manhood and being a gentelman in today's society.
Thanks to the George Washington National Masonic Memorial in Alexandria, VA the proceedings of the Grand Bodies of the Ancient York Rite of Indiana have been preserved online in digital format: F&AM, RAM, CM, and KT.
The GWMNM (George Washington Masonic National Memorial) is a national monument in Alexandria, Virginia. Its dedicated to the principles upon which the U.S. was founded and the vital role in which Freemasonry has played in its success, since the days of its youth.
The Masonic Temple in Detroit, Michigan is (currently) the largest Masonic Temple in the world!
This stunning work of ingenuity in a neo-gothic style, had its cornerstone laid in 1922 and was dedicated on Thanksgiving Day, 1926.
The Masonic Temple in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is one of the most ornate in the U.S., in a medieval Norman style, having been completed in 1873.
A must see for every Freemason, which also houses a wonderful museum and library.
The House of the Temple, home to the A&ASR (Ancient & Accepted Scottish Rite) for the Southern Masonic Jurisdiction) is located in Washington D.C.
It houses a magnificent museum and library and was dedicated in 1915, being modeled after the famous Mausoleum at Halicarnassus (present day Turkey.)
The United Grand Lodge of England is the Mother Grand Lodge in Freemasonry, and has been active since its inception in 1721, although the fraternity was est. 1717 - London, England.
Although there was a schism between Moderns and Ancients, today's UGLE was founded in 1813.
At their recent tricentennial in 2017, they unveiled their new brand.
Ireland lays claim as the 2nd oldest Grand Lodge in the world, est. 1725 in Dublin, Ireland.
" Fiat lux, et facta est lux "
Home to the oldest Masonic lodge in the world, Mother Lodge No. 0 in Edinburgh, Scotland, the Grand Lodge of Scotland has been operating under the Scottish Constitution since 1736.
DeMolay (DeMolay, Int.), a fraternity for young men ages 12-21, was est. in 1919 by Brother Frank S. Land in Kansas City, Missouri. It takes its name from SK Jacques de Molay, the last Grand Master of the infamous Knights Templar, during the Middle Ages.
"No DeMolay shall fail as a citizen, as a leader and as a man."
*Every Freemason is ipso-facto a member of the DeMolay Fraternity.
Job's Daughters (The Order of Job's Daughter's), a sorority for young women ages 10 -20, was est. 1920 by Ethel T. Wead Mick (aka 'Mother Mick') in Omaha, Nebraska. Its name is a reference to the the Book of Job.
“Job's Daughters: sisters, leaders, friends. Confident young women, respecting tradition, shaping the future."
Rainbow Girls (IORG - Int. Order of Rainbow Girls), a sorority for young women ages 10 - 21, was est. 1922 by Brother W. Mark Sexson, PGM in McAlester, Oklahoma.
Through the efforts of several lik-minded organizations, the BSA (Boy Scouts of America) was Est. 1910.
*The Grand Lodge of Indiana, F&AM is proud to participate in the: Daniel Beard Award
The GSUSA (Girl Scouts of the United States of America) was est. 1912 by Juliette Gordon Low in Savannah, Georgia.
In partnership with other Masonic bodies in Freemasonry, including the York Rite, Scottish Rite, and Shrine, beafreemason.org offers some great information and explanations of how Freemasonry is still a vital importance in today's culture and society. Questions such as 'What is Freemasonry?' and
'How do I become a Freemason?''
We're happy to help as well and if you like what you've seen so far connect with us, or you may find more information about joining on our page 'Our Lodge + Degrees.'. We look forward to hearing from you!