The Grand Lodge of Indiana and all of the members of our Hoosier Masonic family are excited to be celebrating 200 years of Freemasonry in Indiana. We welcome your interest in our fraternity, and are happy to share information about Freemasonry.
Freemasonry is the world’s first, largest, and most legendary fraternal organization. Indiana has over 50,000 Masons in almost 400 lodges throughout the state, and they represent men from all walks of life. Admission to our lodges is open to men of good character and faith, regardless of their race, color, religious beliefs, political views, sexual orientation, physical ability, citizenship, or national origin.
Through this universal brotherhood, Masons learn to be better husbands, better fathers, better brothers, and better citizens. By appreciating our differences, we learn to focus on what unites Mankind. Therefore, the discussion of divisive topics like religion, politics, and business is not permitted in our lodges. In this way, we live up to the centuries-old aim of our fraternity – to unite men of every country, sect, and opinion, and foster true friendship among those who otherwise would have remained at a perpetual distance.