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Freemasonry is an initiatory society with secrets. Not a secret society! We are transparent with our presence in the community, our stated meetings are posted and our officers made public. In fact during our annual officers installation, our Lodge doors are open and the public. Friends and family, are invited to come in and observe.

Freemasonry uses the metaphors of operative stonemasons’ tools and implements, against the allegorical backdrop of the building of King Solomon’s Temple, to convey what has been described by both Masons and critics as “a system of morality veiled in allegory and illustrated by symbols."

Freemasonry is a fraternal organization that has its roots going back to ancient Greece and Egypt, although the present day version arose from obscure origins in the late 16th to early 17th century.

A Masonic lodge is more than the building in which we meet; it is in fact a group of people who come together for a common purpose. We are a brotherhood, often known as the world's oldest and largest fraternity. As such our gatherings are marked by bonds of sincere friendship and the three principle tenets of our organization: Brotherly Love, Relief and Truth.

Men from all walks of life, though we may have different social, ethic, and religious backgrounds, form our Brotherhood of Man, under the Fatherhood of God.

We believe that there is still room in this society for men to live with honor and integrity, and to look for reasons we are alike rather than focus on our differences. Our philanthropy allows us to engage our charitable instincts as we each see fit, and our Degrees of Initiation, passed down to us from time immemorial, are the means by which we seek to start a man on a lifelong journey of intellectual exploration and personal enrichment.

Freemasonry remains a charitable and educational society dedicated to morality, mutual aid, charity, leadership, religious toleration, and political freedom. You will find these outlined in our "Declaration of Principles." You will also find Masonic Lodges around the world and in every free Nation. Four Million Masons reside in thirteen thousand Lodges in the United States alone.