Freemasonry is the leading fraternal organization in the world. Its origins are lost in the unrecorded history of medieval times, but it was formally organized in London, England, in 1717. Current worldwide membership totals over 3 million Freemasons, 1.1 million of whom are in North America.


As a fraternal organization, Freemasonry unites men of good character who, though of different religious, ethnic or social backgrounds, share a belief in the fatherhood of God and the brotherhood of mankind.

Making good men better is to extract the essence of the Masonic experience. The ritual and ceremony serve to convey and teach certain moral lessons and elevate the individuals to a position higher than themselves. The lessons are things you have likely already heard or have learned in a moral society.


Freemasonry is an individual journey towards becoming a better father, husband, friend, citizen, and man, supported by other men at different points on the same journey. For centuries, the Masonic Lodge itself has been the launchpad for Masonic Education, and a common ground for Brethren of different backgrounds to meet and exchange ideas, provide support, and offer friendship.


Masons live by the principles of Brotherly Love, Relief and Truth.