King David Lodge A.F. & A.M. first petitioned to Grand Lodge Of Masons in Massachusetts during the term of Paul Revere as Grand Master of Masons in 1797.
The Lodge received its charter in 1798 and has met regularly since, reaching over 2,300th regular meetings.
66 Winthrop Street, Taunton MA 02780
Saturday October 19
9AM – 3PM
WHAT TO EXPECT
Our open houses are very informal and are always a good time.
You’ll meet some of our members and get a tour through our historic Masonic Lodge and answer any questions you might have.
Then if you feel like hanging out, we will be cooking up all kinds of great cookout food.
WHAT IS FREEMASONRY?
Freemasonry, sometimes just called Masonry, is the world’s oldest and largest Fraternity. It aims to promote Friendship, Morality, and Brotherly Love among its members — men from every race, religion, opinion, and background — who are brought together as Brothers to develop and strengthen the bonds of friendship. There are more than 3 million members meeting in nearly every free country in the world. Freemasonry proposes to “make good men better” by teaching — with metaphors taken from geometry and architecture — about building values based on great universal truths. And of course, charity and community service is fundamental to Freemasonry and something we actively take part in.
The First Meeting of King David Lodge, 1798
The first meeting was held in Thomas Weatherby’s house on April 2, 1798, Samuel and William Crocker, Enos Williams, Seth Padelford, William Seaver, James Sproat, Abiathar Ingell, Daniel Crossman, and Dr. Job Godfrey were present. The meeting place was actually Weatherby’s Tavern, located at the corner of Main Street and Jockey Lane, now called Weir Street.