The Richardson Masonic Lodge will hold an Open House on Sunday, October 23, to introduce members of the public to the inner workings of the Lodge, answer questions about Masonry and Masonic membership, and discuss reasons why Masonry is the oldest fraternity in the world, with its origins in the Middle Ages.
Men continue to join Masonic Lodges today to enjoy fellowship with other men who share similar values, including civic-mindedness, charity, support for public schools, support for the military, law enforcement, and other first responders, belief in God, and religious tolerance. Men participate in Masonry to become better men by devoting themselves to Masonic teachings, thereby increasing in knowledge, wisdom, understanding, and leadership in their homes and in their communities.
Masonry has a rich history, and many of the founders of both the United States of America and the Republic of Texas were Masons, including such notables as George Washington, Paul Revere, Andrew Jackson, Theodore Roosevelt, Douglas MacArthur, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry Truman, Sam Houston, Stephen F. Austin, and many others. The first Masonic Lodge in Texas was formed in 1836, and there now are approximately 914 lodges in Texas, with over 122,000 Masons.
The Richardson Masonic Lodge shares its Lodge building with a number of affiliated organizations, including the Order of Easter Star, which is open to women, the Order of Rainbow for Girls, which teaches important lessons in morality and conduct to girls between the ages of 11 and 20, and the Order of DeMolay, which teaches lessons in leadership, civic duty, scholarship, and clean living to boys between the ages of 12 and 21.
Masonry is heavily invested in the support of its well-known medical institutions, including the Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas, the Shriners Hospital for Children in Houston, and the Shriners Burn Institute in Galveston, in addition to many other similar institutions across the United States in other countries.
Richardson Masonic Lodge Open House
When: Sunday, October 23, 2016; 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Where: Richardson Masonic Lodge / 528 Lockwood Lane, Richardson, TX 75080
(One block from Belt Line at Central Expwy. next to the water tower)
Suggested Attire: Dressy casual
Children: Are welcome
Snacks: Will be provided