Organized in 1979, we are Maine's only research lodge.
With over 180 members spanning the country and Canada, we are dedicated to searching for more light in Masonry via research, study, discussion, presentation and
We aim to to enable the Masonic explorer in all of us and satisfy our Masonic curiosity, while learning from each other. We deal not only with the historical and
philosophical aspects of Masonry, but also with the challenges confronting the Craft.
In 2008 our work earned us the Mark Twain Award for Excellence in Masonic Awareness sponsored by the Masonic Service Association. We were the first research lodge in
the country to be so honored.
(Photo: Outgoing Worshipful Master Richard Rhoda delivering the Twain Award to the incoming Worshipful Master Eric Kuntz at our 2009 Installation.)
Unlike many Masonic research lodges and societies, we do not have a particular focus of study, but instead let our members determine our work via their
Currently, this includes returning to publishing again with a new collection of Masonic writings by Maine Masons. Tentative release is December 2017 and more
information will be posted here. The range of our work is as vast as the dimensions of the lodge and we welcome you to become a part of it all.
Other important things to know, of which details can be found throughout this site:
We meet quarterly on the fourth Saturday of March, June and September and the first Saturday of December. Our June meeting is the annual installation of
The location changes as we have no lodge building of our own, but most recently have assembled at the Bangor Masonic Center in Bangor.
Our meetings are Saturday mornings with breakfast/social hour from 8-9 am, business meeting from 9-10 and research presentations/discussions lasting till
A guest presentation or discussion happens at each meeting.
Any Master Mason is welcomed to attend.
Annual dues are $15 United States and Canada, $20 everywhere else. A membership petition can be found below.