GENERAL: Freemasonry is one of the world's oldest secular fraternal societies, whose members are concerned with moral and spiritual values. The essential qualification for admission is a belief in a Supreme Being. Freemasonry is open to men of any race or religion who can fulfill this essential qualification and are of good repute. Although it has a religious basis Freemasonry is neither a religion in itself nor a substitute for religion. It expects its members to follow their own faith. A Freemason is taught that his prime duties are to his God, to the laws of the country in which he lives and works, and to his family. By following the three Great principles of Brotherly Love, Relief and Truth a Freemason hopes to show tolerance and respect for the opinions of others; to practice charity within the community as a whole both by charitable giving and voluntary efforts; and to strive to attain truth and high moral standards in his own life.
TEXAS: In March of 1835, the first Masonic meeting was held in Texas for the purpose of establishing a Lodge in Texas. Six Masons met under an oak tree near the town of Brazoria. They applied to the Grand Lodge of Louisiana for a dispensation to form and open a Lodge. A dispensation was issued and later a charter. The first Texas Lodge was called Holland Lodge No. 36. It was named after then Grand Master of Masons in Louisiana, John Henry Holland. Anson Jones was the first Worshipful Master of Holland Lodge No. 36, now Holland Lodge No. 1. The charter was brought by John M. Allen and given to Anson Jones just prior to the battle of San Jacinto. There are now over 122,000 Masons in Texas with a total of 914 Lodges. How we have grown since our founding! We look forward optimistically to the future of Masonry in Texas and trust that its proud heritage will be built upon in the years to come in ways that will continue to serve and honor the great State of Texas of which we are a part.
LOCALLY: Krum Masonic Lodge No. 1453 was founded in 1990. Since its inception, Krum Lodge has enjoyed steady growth, and strives to abide by the principles of Freemasonry. We are extremely proud of our contributions to the community and local area through our support of: Annual Scholarships, Krum Schools, Krum Special Olympics, and the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children to name just a few.
To Become a Freemason
To be one, ask one
To become a Freemason, you must ask a Freemason for admittance into the lodge, as we do not pursue new members. If you would like to learn more, you are welcome to visit with us. We are at the Lodge every Thursday (except holidays) by 6:30 PM. We will be happy to give you a tour of our facilities, and answer any questions you may have.