Freemasonry 

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The purpose of Freemasonry is to help good men become better ones. This is accomplished through mutual support, instruction which is often in the form of time honored ritual, and by working together to make their community a better place for all. It is an ancient and very honorable Order which has through the long centuries attracted some of the most respected and noted men in history. We invite you to learn more.

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History

The origins of Freemasonry are largely lost in the fog of history. Written records of modern Masonry’s precursors date back at least to the 14th century, while other aspects of Masonry date back thousands of years. The earliest known use of the Square and Compasses symbol is its carving in an altar from 3800 B.C. There is evidence that an elementary type of craft association existed as early as the time of King Solomon’s Temple (about 1012 B.C.). That structure was the architectural masterpiece of its day; and because of the relationship between those early masons and the building of that spiritual edifice, Masonic tradition is rich in references to its construction.


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