The Fraternity of Free and Accepted Masons is the oldest, largest and most widely known fraternal organization in the world. It has its roots in the past and is directly descended from the Middle Ages and the Guilds of Stone Masons, later termed Operative Masons.
Friendship, fidelity and family are the foundations of a well-lived life. We therefore vow to be a faithful friend to our Brothers, while expecting our lodge to respect personal obligations, and to treat your family as though my family were their own.
Because I am a Freemason ....
... I believe that freedom of religion is an inalienable human right and tolerance an indispensable trait of human character. Therefore, I will stand in my lodge with Brothers of all faiths, and respect their belief, as they respect mine, and I will demonstrate the spirit of Brotherhood in all aspects of my life....
Freemasonry in Wisconsin first took organized form on the night of December 27, 1823 when seven army officers and three civilians met at the home of Brother George Johnston on the west bank of the Fox River in what is now Green Bay. The soldiers were attached to the 3rd Regiment and stationed at Fort Howard under the command of Col. John McNeil, also a Freemason. Wisconsin was then part of the territory of Michigan and very lightly settled....
Freemasons take an obligation to help one another as well as those who cannot care for themselves. Wisconsin Freemasons, through the local lodges and their Grand Lodge, have a long and honorable history of supporting community and state based charitable projects.
Applying to join a Masonic Lodge is much like applying for membership in nearly any community organization. First, you will be asked to fill out a “petition” or membership application. The petition asks for basic information such as your full name and age, as well as information on where you live and work. This information is kept confidential and will only be shared with the state Masonic organization—the Grand Lodge—should you become a Masonic Lodge Member.
Petition for membership also requires two Masonic Lodge members to sign your petition. When completed, it is then ready to be submitted to the Masonic Lodge in your community. One of the signers of your petition can assist you in submitting the petition.
Grand Masonic Center – 36275 Sunset Drive, Dousman, WI 53118. Office hours are M-F 8:00 am – 4:30 pm CST.
Phone: 262-965-2200, Fax: 262-965-4211