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John Ward EA 2017-06-15 Shown in front is our newest Brother, John Ward, flanked on the left by Acting MAster for the Degree, Senior Warden Matthew Gallagher, and on the right by Braden's Worshipful Master for 2017, WB Jeff Koltveit.

Thurs, Nov 2nd

Senior Warden's Night
Educational Program:

Tools of a Fellow Craft
Presented by
SW Matt Gallagher

A Bump in the Night

Halloween Themed Puzzle

Room Adventure
Fri & Sat  •  Oct 27th & 28th

Saturday, Nov 18th

Breakfast Served  •  8:30am
MM Degree  •  10:00am


Fellowship  Night

Victorian Christmas Dinner
Located at the James J Hill House
Saturday, December 9th
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logical site near Gebel el Silsila. But he will be making his own history before he returns to Egypt -- he and his fiancée, Maria Nilsson, are scheduled to be married on July 22nd. Congratulations and best wishes to them both!


John was Passed to the Degree of a Fellow Craft on June 29th, and is scheduled for the Master Mason Degree on Thursday, July 13th, beginning at a special earlier time of 6:30pm. All Master Masons are invited to come out and join us as we confer the Third Degree on Brother John Ward.

Congratulations to John Ward, the newest Brother of Braden Lodge! John was initiated into the Ancient Craft of Freemasonry at an Entered Apprentice Degree held Thursday, June 15th, 2017.


John is a man who really digs his job! That's because he is an archaeologist for Lund University in Sweden. At the end of July, he will be returning to Egypt to continue research at an archaeo-

Shown in front is our newest Brother, John Ward, with

(seoncd row, L to R) Acting Master for the Degree, Senior Warden Matthew Gallagher, and Braden's Worshipful Master for 2017,

WB Jeff Koltveit.

Thurs, Nov 9th

Dinner Served  •  7:30pm

Fellowship Night

Master Mason Degree

Braden  Welcomes  Newest  Brother

Thurs, Oct 26th

Dinner Served  •  7:30pm
Socrates Cafe  •  8:30pm

Topic:  The Universe

Worshipful Master Jeff Koltveit


Making Good Men Better

Welcome to

Braden Lodge No. 168

Ancient Free and Accepted Masons

What do Masons do?  That is the question we hope to answer for you here.  Like the blind men and the elephant, Masonry can be different things to different people.  Here at Braden we come together from a wide array of backgrounds to find brotherhood in its many forms

On this site you will find our various activities.  There are the stated meetings and degrees in which brothers will find elegance, beauty, and ritual.  We have our social gatherings in which brothers find fellowship. We have discussion groups in which a brother might pursue knowledge and light.  And we have our charitable activities in which we endeavor to make the world around us a better place.  Through structure, support, instruction, and charity, we aim to make it so that all the men who participate in our lodge are better men for the experience.