Freemasonry began when stonemasons formed local organizations, called lodges, to take care of sick and injured members, as well as the families of those who were killed on the job. The medieval Masons also used their lodge buildings on job sites as places to meet, receive their pay, plan their work, train new apprentices, and socialize. Today, this term refers both to a specific, organized group of Masons, and the room or building in which they meet. There are nearly 400 lodges in Indiana. The search function on this page will help you find a lodge near you.