The mission of Freemasonry through Terre Haute Lodge No.19, is to raise the moral, social, intellectual, and spiritual conscience of society by teaching the ancient and enduring philosophical tenets of Brotherly Love, Relief, and Truth, which are expressed outwardly through service to God, family, country, and self under the Fatherhood of God within the Brotherhood of Man.
Freemasonry will be the outstanding fraternal organization for men. It will enhance and strengthen the character of the individual man by providing meaningful opportunities for fellowship, charity, education, and leadership.
These principles will guide the attainment of our Vision of Freemasonry:
-Freemasonry will promote the highest standards of honesty and integrity and the enhancement and strengthening of the character of its members.
-Freemasonry will be open to all men of ethical and moral quality regardless of race, creed, or national origin who believe in a Supreme Being.
-Freemasonry will promote and provide opportunities for involvement of its members in individual and organized charitable activities.
-Freemasonry will promote and provide opportunities for education of its members and the community as a means of encouraging freedom, tolerance, and understanding.
-Freemasonry will provide leadership opportunities and training for its members.
-Freemasonry will meet the fellowship and fraternal needs of its members.
-Freemasonry will strive to be viewed by the family as an outstanding organization. It will provide opportunities for family enrichment through programs of fellowship, discovery, learning, involvement and entertainment.
-Freemasonry will strive to be viewed by the community as an outstanding organization. It will contribute to the community and the lives of its citizens by the active involvement of its lodges and its members.
-Freemasonry will encourage its members to be active participants in their respective places of worship.
Terre Haute Lodge No. 19, Free & Accepted Masons, is the fourth oldest working Lodge under the Grand Lodge of Indiana and is the oldest organization in Vigo County. We received our dispensation for labor on July 12, 1819 and were granted our charter on September 13, 1821.
From its inception, the membership of “Old 19” has been constant in the practice of the Masonic tenets of Brotherly Love, Relief and Truth. Men of different ages, backgrounds, professions, faiths, and ethnicities make up a membership from a diverse cross-section of society, all working together for the betterment of mankind.
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Terre Haute Lodge No. 19 meets on the first Tuesday of every month, excepting Federal Holidays and Election Days. Lodge meetings begin promptly at 7:00 p.m., but many members arrive up to an hour early.
Our meetings are held in the beautiful and historic Terre Haute Masonic Temple located at 224 N. 8th Street, Terre Haute, Indiana, 47807.