Grand Lodge of Nebraska
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The Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of Nebraska is one of two governing bodies of Freemasonry in the U.S. state of Nebraska. It was established on September 23, 1857. The Grand Lodge of Nebraska is headquartered at Lincoln, Nebraska.
The Grand Lodge Of Nebraska was formed, in 1857, when the Masters and Wardens of three lodges organized a Grand Lodge for the then newly established Nebraska Territory. Those subordinate lodges were: Nebraska Lodge No. 184 (chartered from the Grand Lodge of Illinois), Giddings Lodge No. 156 (chartered from the Grand Lodge of Missouri) and Capitol Lodge No. 101 (chartered from the Grand Lodge Of Iowa). With the formation of the Grand Lodge, these three lodges went on to become: "Nebraska Lodge No. 1," "Western Star Lodge No. 2," and "Capitol Lodge No. 3," respectively.
Prince Hall Mason Grand Lodge of Nebraska
The first Prince Hall Masons first formed in the 1890s. On February 3, 1990, during the 133rd Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge, a resolution was passed extending fraternal recognition to the Prince Hall Grand Lodge, F.&A.M. of Nebraska. That same year, the Prince Hall Grand Lodge reciprocated that recognition. During next year's Annual Communication, it was reported that members of both Grand Lodges participated in each other's degree work, and even participated in a Table Lodge together. Today, Prince Hall Masons meet at the Druid Hall in the Saratoga neighborhood of North Omaha.
Notable Freemasons from Nebraska
For a list of notable Freemasons from other jurisdictions, see the List of Freemasons.
- Robert C. Jordan: Capitol Lodge No. 3 - First Grand Master of Nebraska.
- George W. Lininger: Capitol Lodge No. 3, former Grand Master of Nebraska.
- William Jennings Bryan: Lincoln Lodge No. 19.
- William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody: Platte Valley Lodge No. 32.
- Gerald R. Ford, 33°. Born in Omaha, Nebraska, in 1913. A Michigan Mason.
- Peter Kiewit: George W. Lininger Lodge No. 268.
- John J. Pershing, 33°: Lincoln Lodge No. 19.
- Nathan Roscoe Pound: Lancaster Lodge No. 54.
- Reno, Russell G. (2007). A Sesquicentennial History of the Grand Lodge of Nebraska, 1857-2007. Richmond, Virginia: Macoy Publishing & Masonic Supply Co., Inc. ISBN 978-0-88053-199-3.
- Stillson, Henry Leonard; Hughan, William James (1890). History of the Ancient and Honorable Fraternity of Free and Accepted Masons, and Concordant Orders. The Fraternity Publishing Company. pp. 375–378. Retrieved January 9, 2012.
- Parsons, John T. (2007). 150 Famous Masons. Richmond, Virginia: Macoy Publishing & Masonic Supply. ISBN 978-0-88053-198-6.
- Mihelich DN (1995). "The Origins of the Prince Hall Mason Grand Lodge of Nebraska" (PDF). Nebraska History. Nebraska State Historical Society. 76: 10–21. Retrieved September 15, 2015.
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