Our own Harmony Lodge #6 is the oldest fraternal lodge in Galveston, Texas dating back to 1840. The histories of Galveston and Texas are intrinsically tied to the Freemasons of our island city. You can read more about this rich and fascinating history here.
Freemasons arose from guilds of actual stonemasons – the craftsmen who labored during the Middle Ages, sometimes for their entire lifetimes, to construct the great cathedrals of Europe. Over many decades, groups of these artisans, called “lodges,” evolved such that their members were no longer builders in the physical, but rather in the spiritual, sense – men united by the bond of the common belief that by endeavoring to make themselves better human beings they would accomplish the same in their fellow lodge members, their communities, and the world.
Toward this end Harmony Lodge #6 is deeply involved with a number of charitable efforts both on the local and national level. Please see our Charity and Volunteering page for an introduction to some of the philanthropy we take part in.
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