During WWI, the Masonic Ambulance Corps was a grassroots effort by Masonic volunteers who were passionate to serve their country.
Examining the divisive issue of religion that’s unified the fraternity.
For centuries, Saint John the Baptist and Saint John the Evangelist have been the patron saints of Freemasonry. But why?
When fire threatened their community, members of Kern River Valley No. 827 turned to their greatest asset to provide Masonic relief.
At the Los Angeles Scottish Rite Temple, a Masonic landmark is a testament to a the artistic vision of Millard Sheets.
Shinji Hara, a member of Anaheim Masonic Lodge No. 207, is one of the most in-demand lowrider artists in the state.
A new, younger generation of Masons is increasingly rising through the leadership ranks of the fraternity.
When it comes to the venerable quiz show Jeopardy!, Freemasonry and other Masonic themes are well-trod territory.
How a Filipino culture of generosity has transformed California Mason Mike Tagulao’s approach to philanthropy and relief.
Fraternal societies like the Freemasons were born out of ancient, operative trade guilds. They weren’t the only ones.
Grand Master Randy Brill explains what small-town Masonry can teach us all.
For 64 years, the California Masonic Memorial Temple in San Francisco has been the home of the Masons of California. But it’s so much more.
Artist Emile Norman never became a household name. But his massive artwork remains a treasure of California Freemasonry in San Francisco.
At Freemasons’ Hall, inside the Grand Lodge of California temple in San Francisco, the past and future of Masonic lodge rooms collide.
A skateboarding Mason and installation artist at Yucca Valley No. 802 is shredding perceptions about Freemasonry.
There’s no missing the massive, Egyptian-inspired wall art known as the Raj Mahal, executed by Mason artist Raj Champieri, at Downey United No. 220.
California Masonic Memorial Temple chairman Mark Pressey has a special connection with the home of California Masonry.
These colorful Masonic destinations are on the must-see list of every Masonic traveler and admirer of the craft.
A history-spanning, forward-looking celebration of the fraternal and cultural connections between California and Mexican Freemasonry.
For members of California’s two official Spanish-speaking Masonic lodges, the sense of brotherhood is twice as strong.
In the revolutionary movements of Latin America, Central America, and South America, Freemasons were front and center.
In 1909, a special delegation of California Masons set for Mexico City to deliver a world-famous Masonic traveling “Unity” trowel.
In just the past decade, Argentina has seen a burst of Masonic activity: From only 2,200 Freemasons in 2008 to more than 10,000 today.
A road trip through Cuba reveals a thriving—and colorful—Masonic community full of eye-catching Masonic lodges.
Meet a group of California Masons who also belong to Masonic lodges in their home countries in Latin America.
The Masonic Center for Youth and Families provides therapy, counseling, and emotional support for all ages, from teens to seniors.
Freemasonry offers a framework to living a better life. That’s why it holds so many lessons for confronting death—and whatever comes next.
In rural Tuolumne County, a new effort to bring a pair of Gold Rush era Masonic cemeteries back to life.
Buried among the rocks and rubble of San Francisco’s Aquatic Park breakwater, a reminder of a long-lost Masonic graveyard.
It takes a special temperament to succeed as a mortician—and one, it turns out, that Freemasons are well suited to.
Meet three Masons with an intimate familiarity with death—and the other side.
The Masons moved out ages ago, but their aura remains at the Masonic Lodge at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery.
The California Masonic Symposium returns to explore Masonry’s spiritual roots.
The 18th century Benicia Masonic Hall, the oldest Masonic lodge in California, gets a 21st century makeover.
An aviation expert, this SoCal Mason has seen Masonic relief up close. That’s why now, he makes a point of giving back.
Exploring the rich cultural traditions of global Masonic attire, Masonic aprons, and other costumes of Freemasonry.