Richardson Masonic Lodge Open House - May 27
The Richardson Masonic Lodge will host an Open House and Family Day on Saturday, May 27, 10:00am - 2:00pm, to introduce the public to the inner workings of a Masonic Lodge, answer questions about Masonry, and discuss reasons why Masonry is the oldest and largest fraternity in the world.
Men join Masonry to enjoy fellowship and worthwhile activities with other men who share similar values, including belief in God, religious tolerance, civic-mindedness, charitable giving, and support for law enforcement, the military, and public schools. Public education in Texas was begun by Masons, and the first lodges in Texas housed the first school rooms. Today, men participate in Masonry to become better men thereby increasing in knowledge, understanding, wisdom, and leadership in their homes and in their communities.
Masonry is rich in history, and many of the founders of both the United States and the Republic of Texas were Masons. These include 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 Lodges in Texas were formed in 1836, and today there are more than 900 lodges and more than 90,000 Masons in Texas.
Today, Masonry also provides world-class medical care, regardless of ability to pay, through its world-renowned 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, as well as other medical institutions throughout the United States and in other countries. In the United States, alone, Masons contribute more than $3,000,000 each day to charity, in treatment, services, and other charitable giving.
The Richardson Masonic Lodge shares its building with two other Masonic Lodges and several Masonic-appendant and affiliated organizations, including the Washington Masonic Lodge, the Eagle Masonic Lodge, the York Rite Chapter & Council, the Order of Easter Star, for women, the Rainbow Assembly, for girls 11 to 20 years of age, and Richardson DeMolay Chapter, for boys of ages 12 to 21 years. These other organizations also will be featured at the Open House and Family Day.
Richardson Masonic Lodge Open House
When: Saturday, May 27 / 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Where: Richardson Masonic Lodge / 528 Lockwood Lane, Richardson, TX 75080
Facility: Handicapped friendly