We meet in the oldest Masonic Building in the State of Washington, built in 1870. Come join us and learn of our rich history.
Franklin Lodge is a great place to meet with your brothers on the level and by the square. Join us on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month!
As members of the World's oldest and Largest Fraternal Organization, we look to the East for guidance in honing our Craft.
Our mission is to assist Masons and others in need, focusing on aging in place and securing resources for basic essentials; investing in youth and education, boosting their ability to achieve their greatest potential; and preserving and curating Masonic heritage, illuminating Masonry’s impact in Washington’s past, present and future.
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Washington Masonic Services is a religiously inclusive, apolitical, 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
1858 was the year of the inception of Franklin Lodge No 5. Eight Masons met to constitute a Masonic Lodge in Port Gamble, (then called Teekalet, a native word meaning "Brightness of the noonday sun").
Our Founders were Henry K. White, Cyrus Walker, Oliver Hall, and John Webster, each being Masons from various states, who were employees at the Puget Mill Company along with seafaring men J.P. Wilbur, Richard Carlton, A.W. Gove and John Y. Wynn, who together drafted the petition required for a lodge to be sanctioned.
Our original building was destroyed by a fire around 1867. For the next three years, the lodge was given special dispensation to hold meetings in a community hall.
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Freemasonry trains the character as well as the mind, inculcating ideals as well as ideas, and qualities as well as qualifications. Freemasonry means a better sense of values; rates honesty and square dealing above personal status.
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