Date/Time
Date(s) - 11/12/20
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location
Campus Martius Museum

Categories

Limit 30. RSVP Required. $10 per person

AMERICAN UNION LODGE AND THE FOUNDATIONS OF FREEMASONRY

Humans by nature are social beings and are dependent on the interactions with their fellow beings. This was critically important in the settlement of the Ohio Country where everyone was reliant on each other. Many of the Ohio Company of Associates first to arrive on April 7, 1788 were members of the Masonic Fraternity. Some, including Rufus Putnam were members of American Union Lodge. Freemasonry had brought comfort and social order to these men’s lives during the American Revolution. A value, which they wished to continue in the isolated Northwest Territories. Lodge meetings and the socialization of these men became the building blocks of the Marietta community.

American Union and the Foundations of Freemasonry will explore the history of the lodge beginning in 1776 until the formation of the Grand Lodge of Ohio in 1806 and its member’s significant contributions to society.