Historic Lancaster Masonic Temple
The Lancaster Masonic Temple is a registered historic property located within the Lancaster Historic District, which in turn is on the National Register of Historic Places. The original building was constructed in 1838 as the Methodist Episcopal Church. By the turn of the century, Lancaster's Methodists had outgrown the building and constructed a new building at the top of Wheeling Hill. In 1907 the old property was sold to the Masonic lodge. After a disastrous fire in December of 1944 destroyed the original building, an exact replica was built. With a few minor differences - such as fireproof steel and poured concrete construction instead of wood - the present building was completed in 1953 as a faithful reproduction of the original both inside and outside. Learn more about our history here.
"A Christmas Carol" - December 9, 10, 11
Tickets are available presale at a reduced rate until 11PM December 8th. Beginning December 9th ticket prices will increase to "At the Door" Pricing. Members can apply their discount to the presale pricing. For more information check out the website: https://www.riseupartsalliance.org/membership
$10 Adults and students 12 years and up
$4 Students 4-11 years
At the Door:
$12 Adults and students 12 years and up
$6 Students 4-11 years
Lancaster Community Band Concert
Sunday 18 December at 2 P.M.
Lancaster Masonic Temple
224 S. High St.
This concert is free to the public, but donations are cheerfully and gratefully accepted. Donations will be split between Lancaster Community Band and Lancaster Masonic Lodge. The Lodge's portion will benefit its Scholarship Fund, which annually awards one or more small scholarships to students who demonstrate service in our community.
Donations/checks should be made out to "Lancaster Community Band".
The concert will be in the main auditorium on the second floor of the Masonic Temple. Handicapped parking is in the rear off Pearl Street, and there is a stair lift for second-floor access.
Commandery Christmas Observance
Tuesday 13 December will be Lancaster Commandery's annual Christmas observance, and will be open to the public. There will be a potluck dinner before going upstairs for the Christmas observance. Please bring your ladies and any family members or friends. Commandery will be providing the ham.
Dinner: 6.30 P.M.
Service: 7.30 P.M.
On Saturday 17 December at 6 P.M. Lancaster Lodge No. 57 will be installing its Officers for the 2023 Masonic year. It will be an open installation, and family and friends are invited to attend.
Veterans Day Spaghetti Dinner
On Saturday 12 November, Lancaster Chapter No. 10 Blue Star Mothers and Boy Scout Troop #165 served their annual Veterans Cat Spaghetti Dinner. Musical entertainment was provided by Heritage Fifes & Drums.
Lancaster Fire Department
LANCASTER MASONIC TEMPLE
The Temple is the home of Lancaster Lodge #57 F&AM, the Lancaster York Rite bodies: Chapter #11, Council #3, and Commandery #2; and White Shrine.
Lancaster #57 - First & Third Tuesday 7.30pm, dark July-August.
Chapter #11 - Fourth Tuesday 7.30pm
Council #3 - Fourth Tuesday 8.30pm
Commandery #2 - Second Tuesday 7.30 pm, dark July-August.
White Shrine - Third Monday 7.30pm
Rough Ashlars - every Saturday 8.00am
COVID-19 STATUS: Masks are no longer required under Ohio Department of Health & CDC guidance for those who have been fully vaccinated. Members and Visiting Brethren are still welcome to wear a mask of they wish.
Free disposable masks are available.