Westborough – Joining with Masonic lodges across the commonwealth, the Freemasons from Siloam Lodge located at 12 Church St. in Westborough, will open their doors to the public Saturday, Oct. 19, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. If you’ve ever wondered who the Freemasons are, whether they are the descendants of the Knights Templars, or what the inside of their buildings look like, here’s your chance to find out.
More than 200 lodges will be hosting open houses to help the public gain a better understanding of Freemasonry and to demonstrate the positive impact it has on its members, their families, and their communities. Members will provide tours of their building, talk about Freemasonry’s history, discuss its ceremonies, and what value members derive from their participation in the fraternity.
“The open house is a great opportunity for anyone interested in learning more about Freemasonry to meet and talk with Masons in their community,” said Paul F. Gleason, Grand Master of Masons in Massachusetts, and the presiding officer of over 25,000 members. “Although many have heard of us, very few are aware that for over 285 years we have been part of an unbroken tradition of great men who have changed our world in a number of ways. Our Masons are each trying to be the best versions of themselves possible through their actions. I warmly invite the public to join us on Oct. 19.”
Freemasonry, the world’s oldest and largest fraternity, seeks to bring together men of every country, religion, race, background, and opinion in order to develop the bonds of friendship between them. Freemasonry in Massachusetts is comprised of 25,000 members in more than 200 different lodges throughout the commonwealth. For additional information, call 1-800-882-1020, or visit MassFreemasonry.org.