About Dayton Lodge #147

Freemasonry in Dayton, Ohio - Who we are

temple051Dayton Masonic Lodge No. 147 was chartered October 21, 1847, and consequently we have a long and proud heritage in Ohio Masonry. But who are we?

We are ordinary and extraordinary, brilliant and average, and as Carl Sandburg would have said, we are the people.

Like other Masonic Lodges, Dayton Lodge holds regular stated business meetings for the obvious reason of maintaining our existence as a Masonic Lodge. But we put emphasis on the family, and have as many family functions as possible, such as our picnic, dinners, dances, and other outings. We take our Masonic work seriously, but we pull pranks on each other, swap jokes, and kid each other.

The world outside can be harsh and there may be days when you feel like chucking it all and joining a monastery, or buying that remote swamp land in Florida. These are the days when you can come to a Lodge meeting, leave the world outside for a while, and enjoy the friendly faces and warm smiles that greet you, from the time you walk in the door until you leave.

In Dayton Lodge you will be challenged to do some things you might have thought you couldn’t do. These are the things that make you a better man than you may have thought you could be. Do you have to participate? You may do as much or as little as you want. But what you receive from Freemasonry is in direct proportion to what you give, especially in the form of participation.

How to Join The Masonic Brotherhood

If you are interested in becoming a member of the oldest fraternal organization in the world, please see our REQUIREMENTS page for information. Location and map for The Masonic Center HERE.

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“What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others, and the world, remains and is immortal.”

— Albert Pike