Thursday, December 6th
Annual Communication
Dinner served  •  7:30pm

=Masons Only

Murder Mystery
Saturday, December 15th
Dinner served  •  7:30pm


People often think one has to be invited to become a Mason. However that is not the case. While a friend may suggest it to you, we only accept members who join entirely of their own free will. We do have a few requirements. One must be a male over the age 18, believe in deity, and be of good repute.


Is that you? Then we suggest you come visit us on one of our open events dates (colored in gold on the right). Get a feel for who we are and what we do. Perhaps even visit a few lodges as each has a different personality. If you like what you see, you fill out a petition and the process goes from there.

Murder Mystery
Saturday, November 17, & 24
James J Hill House  • 6:00pm

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Worshipful Master David Allison

How does one become a Mason?


Making Good Men Better

Welcome to

Braden Lodge No. 168

Ancient Free and Accepted Masons

What do Masons do?  That is the question whose answer we hope you have come here seeking.  Like the trade guilds of the medieval days, Freemasonry is a gathering of men who work towards creating something. But while other guilds work towards refining wood, metal, or stone, we refine ourselves into better men. When you go through the initiations, you are not given the keys to a building, you are given the blueprints to build your own. We each must build our lives, one brick at a time and Freemasonry allows you to do it within the context of a group of like-minded men with the benefit of ancient knowledge passed down through the ages. We have discussions and educational pieces. We have ceremonies to remind us of our ideals and never forget to seek the guidance of diety. But perhaps more than anything, we form a brotherhood to support, encourage, and learn from one another.


Stated Communication

Thursday, December 20th
Lodge of Sorrows  •  7:30pm

Stated Communication

Thursday, November 15th
Sr. Warden Night  •  7:30pm

Stated Communication

Thanksgiving-No Meeting
Thursday, November 22nd
All Day

Thursday, December 13th
Dinner served  •  7:30pm

Socrates Cafe
Thursday, November 29th
Dinner served  •  7:30pm