Greensboro Masonic Lodge No. 76 Celebrates 200 Years | Group
The Masonic Temple on West Market Street. The masonry is only open to men. Two other requirements to become a Freemason are belief in a Supreme Being and a good character.
The assembly room where Greensboro Masonic Lodge number 76 meets every second and fourth Thursday of the month.
The original document from Greensboro Masonic Lodge number 76, dated March 1, 1821.
Charles A. Jones Special on News & Record
This year, one of Greensboro’s oldest institutions is celebrating its 200th anniversary: Greensboro Masonic Lodge number 76, also known as the “Old 76”.
Someone can see the letters “AF & AM” attached to the lodge. The letters stand for “old free and accepted freemasons”.
The original certificate of the lodge dated 1.
A special book was written to commemorate the Lodge’s 200th anniversary on March 1, 1821, the date on which the North Carolina Masonic Grand Lodge chartered the Lodge.
The Masons of the Lodge, who call themselves “Brothers”, meet in the temple on the second and fourth Thursday of the month. Dinner is at 6 p.m. followed by a meeting at 7 p.m. The public is welcome for dinner, but only Freemasons can attend the following meetings.
The masonry is only open to men. Two other requirements for becoming a Freemason are belief in a Supreme Being and good character (criminal background checks are carried out on those applying for membership). Lodges and individual Freemasons cannot ask other men to become Freemasons: Anyone who wants to become a Freemason must turn to a lodge or a Freemason on their own initiative.
Lodge meetings are conducted according to parliamentary procedures and secret Masonic rituals. The head of the lodge, the adoring master, is synonymous with the commander of a military organization. The current worshiping master is Worshipful Brother Ray Hall.