The Members of Wamesit Lodge invite residents to an open house on Saturday, Oct. 16 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at their facility at 70 Victor Drive in Tewksbury. The goal is to raise awareness of who the Freemasons are and what they do.
Wamesit Lodge members, comprised largely of residents of Tewksbury and surrounding communities, belong to a society dedicated to the principle of “making good men better,” said the group. They provide opportunities for fellowship, charity, education and leadership, while creating friendship and understanding between men without regard to their nationality, religion, race, background or opinion.
Representatives from the ladies’ organizations, Amaranth, Daughters of the Nile and Eastern Star, will also be in attendance.
Freemasons trace their history back to the stonemason guilds that built Europe’s cathedrals and castles. Organized in Massachusetts over 280 years ago, they have been an integral part of our nation’s history. Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, Thurgood Marshall and John Glenn are among the many famous men who joined the organization before achieving the greatness they are recognized for. Countless other men have made their communities a better place through selfless giving of their time and money.
North American Freemasons donate more than $3,000,000 every day to charity, more than 70% benefitting the general public.