Grand Lodge of Kansas

The Grand Lodge of Kansas is the governing body of Freemasonry in Kansas,  formed  March 17, 1856, nearly five years before Kansas statehood. 

Today the Grand Lodge of Kansas is a keystone to masons everywhere, leading in programs such as the Kansas Masonic Foundation, the Kansas Lodge of Research, and many community fundraisers.


Kansas Masonry

In Kansas, the Masonic fraternity is comprised of adult men, aged eighteen or older, of good moral character from every country, religion, race, age, social strata, education, and opinion, who profess a belief in a Supreme Being.

Its principles and ethics are based on the belief that each man has a responsibility to improve himself while being devoted to his family, faith, country, and fraternity.

Freemasonry provides it members with opportunities for fellowship, leadership, charity, and self-improvement expressed in three basic, but profound tenets: Brotherly Love, Relief and Truth.

Masonry offers many opportunities to members to better themselves as a person.  Fellowship is highly valued in the fraternity.  Lifelong friendships are formed through the lodge meetings and social functions.  Masons become a “brother” to Masons all over the world, connected to others outside the Louisburg lodge.  Members are given opportunities to develop leadership skills directly within the lodge and within the community.  Active charity work has been a longstanding tradition, bringing men together and serving our neighborhoods.  Through ceremonies, seminars, and workshops, members grow intellectually with new understanding of Masonry. 

It has been a long standing Masonic rule that no man will be pressured into joining, but will seek membership on his own.  Because of this, we have a strong group of hardworking and loyal members who are eager to be leaders in our community.  It’s no surprise that many of our nation’s memorable men were Masons.  George Washington, Astronaut Buzz Aldrin, Henry Ford, Paul Revere, Frandlin and Theodore Roosevelt, and Harry Truman were all members.  

Kansas Masons have been a strong beacon of hope, established even before Kansas statehood.  It was formed by Wyandott Indians and white settlers, working together to establish the first lodge.  In the past Kansas Masons have laid down their weapons and made peace with Missouri Masons even during the bloody Civil War.  Today the Kansas Masons are a major contributer of the fight against cancer, and has donated $20 million for care and research.