WILLIAMSPORT – Freemasonry is one of the oldest fraternal organizations in the world. This week they will open up to locals that have a curiosity on what’s behind the doors.
On Saturday, April 22, 2023, Heber Masonic Lodge will open their doors for a public open house located at 205 South Water Street in Williamsport. Anyone who would like to know more about Freemasonry or is just curious and would like a peek inside may attend. Members and their families are also invited to come share the day.
Thirteen signers of the Constitution and fourteen Presidents of the United States, including George Washington, were Freemasons. Today, there are more than 2 million Freemasons in North America alone, 90,000 of which are Ohio Freemasons.
The origins of Freemasonry are rooted in the guilds of Stonemasons, who built castles and cathedrals during the middle ages. The tools and objects used by stonemasons have been adapted as symbols in the ceremonies of modern Freemasonry to teach moral lessons; known worldwide as a symbol of character, charity, and friendship, the Square and Compasses design is the emblem of every Masonic lodge. Today, Freemasonry is a fraternity that brings together good men from various political, social, ethnic, and religious backgrounds to work to improve themselves and their communities in the spirit of brotherly love, relief, and truth. Freemasonry is the world’s oldest and largest men’s fraternity in the world.
The open house will hold hours from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. They will offer food and drinks at no cost.