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A facility to research the history of Masonry, more particularly the history of Louisiana Masonry, and to view artwork and artifacts pertinent to Louisiana Masonic heritage.


This is a Medal of the Eastern Star, Miriam Chapter No. 20 of Telluride, Colorado, awarded to Sister Bell M. Mahr on 3/28/1939. It was donated by Ron Roth.

Anyone familiar with Eastern Star or a member?


Is next Wednesday, April 22, really Jean Lafitte's birthday? Was he really born in Port-au-Prince in 1782? One internet source says so, but the latest scholarship based on church records indicates that Jean was born in Pauillac, France, around 1782 or later though not baptized until 1786. In any case, if you'd like an excuse to bake a cake next Wednesday, you have our permission (actually, you have our permission to bake a cake any day). And if you'd like to read more about Lafitte, check out this story from our friends at 64 Parishes.


This blog post describes the George Washington Masonic National Memorial.


Amaranth Crackers CategorySnacks  1 cup amaranth 3 cups water 1 pinch salt 1 tbsp sunflower oil 1Cook the amaranth and water in a medium pot over a high flame. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat, and simmer until the amaranth becomes sticky and forms a thick dough. Stir in the sunflower oil and al...

14th Masonic District Meeting attended by M:W. Martin Reinschmidt and the Grand Family. as you can see we were well rece...

14th Masonic District Meeting attended by M:W. Martin Reinschmidt and the Grand Family. as you can see we were well received and got to share in so many goings on! it was great to see some of the Brothers we haven't seen in a while and those we have forgotten past differences with as Brotherly love and affection prevailed to true Masonic principals!
I am so happy to share these pics with you all and wish you could have been there the food was incredible!! thank you W:M. Chris Garton and District Acting Master Murray Seals for having us and feeding us !!


Brother Dave Krasner Associate Grand Photographer of the Grand Lodge of the State of Louisiana. having been given this wonderful opportunity to share Masonry in all aspects, Family, Friends, Brotherly love, Fraternity and spirituality, I present to you the viewer a peek into our organization whether...

The Grand Master Visiting Etoile Polaire Lodge  #1DKhttps://dkrasner.smugmug.com/Grand-Masters-visit-to-Etoile-Polaire-1...

The Grand Master Visiting Etoile Polaire Lodge #1

The Grand Master and the Grand Family visited Etoile Polaire Lodge #1 one of the oldest lodges in Louisiana for some Brotherly love and affection, this is the first meeting of M:W. Bro Martin Reinschmidt in his official capacity as Grand Master of Masons in LA! he was very well recieved and all enjo...


Grand Lodge session June -July 2018


The Battle of San Juan Heights occurred on July 1, 1898. This famous battle was one of the decisive battles of the Spanish American War. Theodore Roosevelt who was the Colonel of the First U.S. Volunteer Cavalry fought bravely along side his men and would later refer to this day as being "the great day of my life."


Repairs on Franklin's old London house turned up 1200 pieces of bone from at least 15 people


Donald Trump is not the first controversial, charismatic candidate to ride a wave of popular anger to the White House. Don’t forget the turbulent life and times of 7th president, Andrew Jackson.


"Friends, I shall ask you to be as quiet as possible. I don't know whether you fully understand that I have just been shot..."


A strange visual language developed from the 18th to the 20th century behind the closed doors of American secret societies.


This observational documentary from Emporium Productions lifts the lid on the Freemasons, the secretive 300-year-old society that is notoriously guarded and seldom shares details of its machinations and rituals.


This manuscript relates to land taxes George Washington accrued on property in Maryland during the Revolutionary War.


On this date in 1872, Mecca Shriners (New York City), the first temple (or chapter) of Shriners International was founded! Today, Shriners International has grown to almost 200 chapters worldwide and supports 22 Shriners Hospitals for Children in the US, Canada and Mexico!


The National Park Service is finally acknowledging the first president’s biracial family


The all-seeing eye of rock and roll


As the 240th anniversary of the Battle of Brooklyn approaches, museums are mounting exhibitions with Revolutionary War themes.


One of the last few pieces of the Kenmore refurnishing puzzle finally arrived last week – the Drawing Room carpet! Much like the carpet effort in the Dining room, this was a lengthy project, taking almost a year from start to finish. Unlike the Dining Room project, we didn’t have any physical clues…


In the 1920s, American industry and clout were exploding. Babe Ruth captured the times, lived large and demonstrated an insatiable appetite for pleasure and achievement.


Archaeologists dusted off a bit more of the Alamo's history with the recent discovery of the ruins of an adobe brick wall.


Ever wonder what George Washington ate for dinner? This 60-minute walking tour goes behind-the-scenes to show how food was stored, prepared and served before the era of microwaves. Get an in-depth look at food-focused locations around the estate, including the produce-packed gardens and the mansion…


Washington used to serve ice cream to guests at the capital


Local preservationist: "I saw one of Louisiana's treasures in ashes"


A gift from an old friend is one of Mount Vernon’s most fascinating objects


Historic state treasures are housed in the South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum which is located inside the State Museum on Gervais Street. There, visitors can stand just inches from flags such as the silk remnants of the 2nd S.C. Volunteer Infantry (later designated as the 34th...


It was early 1779. Savannah had fallen. The British campaign to secure the South and rein in American rebels waged on, sending troops up into the Lowcountry.


The 4th of July is a very important date for Freemasons and is celebrated by members of the craft all over the world. Freemasons and the fourth of July are in


5746 Masonic Drive
Alexandria, LA

Opening Hours

Tuesday 9am - 4pm
Wednesday 9am - 4pm
Thursday 9am - 4pm


(318) 443-5610


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