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Raising the Banner for Brazilian Masonry

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There’s a lot of history wrapped up in one little flag from an obscure Brazilian Masonic lodge. Learn more about it—and other artifacts housed in the Grand Lodge archives—as part of our series on Masonic curios.

The French Connection

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Check out this 19th century Masonic French antique plate, where east is north and south is west and north is, well, missing! It’s one of the many curiosities housed in the archive of the Grand Lodge, imbued with secret meaning and mystery.

Congratulations to Our Winners!

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The results are in: Help recognize this year’s recipients of the Lodge Communication Awards! See the full list of winners and view samples of their efforts. These brothers are truly raising the bar for the quality of lodge communications throughout the Golden State.

New Masonic Staircase

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This video describes the process in which Chris and Heather Holme, of The Common Gavel, constructed the newest addition to Grand Lodge’s auditorium.

The Portable Masonic Cornerstone Kit

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Yes, they’re gold and silver Masonic flasks. No, they’re not for booze!

Take the #BlueLodgeChallenge

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Whether it’s honoring worthy citizens in their towns at an annual dinner, funding generous scholarships for local students, or clearing trash from the roads or beach, it’s in simple acts of charity, volunteerism, and philanthropy that Masons give back. We want the world to know about it! The #BlueLodgeChallenge is how we’re going to do it.

2019 Walk to End Alzheimer’s

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Join us this October 26 for the 2019 Walk to End Alzheimer’s in San Ramon! As one of the leaders in memory care and senior wellness, the Masonic Homes of California is proud to be a sponsor of this important event.

The Cheering Section: Masons and Baseball

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An old Masonic baseball jersey is a reminder of the fraternity’s long history with the game.

The Masonic Pursuit of Justice

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In celebration of Independence Day, Grand Lodge of California head archivist Joe Evans shares a blue transferware cup plate dated between 1818 and 1836 that suggests Lady Justice a Freemason.

2019 Communication Awards

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The Lodge Communications Awards recognize California lodges that are doing an exemplary job of connecting with members and the general public through traditional and modern communications tools.

Digital Toolkit: Everything You Need to Know to Hold an Open House

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Befitting an occasion as significant as its centennial anniversary, DeMolay International’s Northern California Jurisdiction marked the day by dedicating a commemorative bench and time capsule at the Masonic Homes —and then dumping buckets of water on one another.

Reaching Across the Centuries—for a Day

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Befitting an occasion as significant as its centennial anniversary, DeMolay International’s Northern California Jurisdiction marked the day by dedicating a commemorative bench and time capsule at the Masonic Homes —and then dumping buckets of water on one another.

Annual Communication

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Annual Communication weekend, October 18–20, is an opportunity to recognize the accomplishments of your peers, salute the outgoing Grand Master, and welcome a new one. It’s a time to honor the bonds we form between brothers. Join us for this celebration of our fraternity.

Public Schools Month

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In fact, nearly a century, Masons of California have celebrated Public Schools Month through a series of in-school events that include student performances, speeches highlighting the importance of public education, and check presentations. As the organization’s 99th Public Schools Month this April just concluded, the results of that investment continue to impress.

Take Home 300 Years

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Mark our 300th year with a special, limited-run 300th Anniversary Edition of California Freemason magazine.

You Make a Difference Shirt

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Help support the Masonic Homes of California when you purchase one of Grand Master Stuart A. Wright’s polo shirts — net proceeds will benefit the Masonic Homes of California.

Masonic Greeting Cards for Every Occasion

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Say it with style! These beautiful greeting cards – featuring California Freemason magazine cover artwork – are the perfect way to share your thoughts and well wishes.

2019 CALIFORNIA MASONIC SYMPOSIUM

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At this year’s California Masonic Symposium, you’ll explore the fascinating history of this venerable organization, learn the history of the ritual, witness an exemplification of the DeMolay Degree as conferred in 1919 and celebrate DeMolay’s centennial anniversary.

Grand Master’s 2019 Proclamations

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Grand Master Wright has issued the proclamations below for 2019.

Tomorrow’s Leaders Need You Today

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Youth Orders like DeMolay International rely on lodges and adult leaders for support and mentoring. The role of an advisor is fulfilling and rewarding – and one that is vital today for the future of Masonry.

Celebrate Public Schools in Your Community!

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Join us in supporting local schools and teachers, and help champion the importance of child literacy and college success, by attending a Public Schools Month celebration near you.

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