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75 Fun Things to Do in Cedar Rapids

The Iowa Masonic Library and Museum is 1 of 75 Fun Things to Do in Cedar Rapids!

75 Things Web Site

Interactive Lodge Event Calendar

Brothers,
An interactive “Masonic Lodge Event Calendar” has been added to the web site.
To view events just click on a county and it will return all events in the county selected as well as all adjoining counties.
To add an event return to the map and click on add an event, answer a simple Masonic question and add your event.
If you need assistance please contact me at dgs@gl-iowa.org
Enjoy.
Fraternally,
Tim S Anderson

Pillars of the Library

Pillar DoricPillars of the Library

The three principal officers in a Lodge are represented by three columns representing Wisdom, Strength, and Beauty. These columns correspond with three orders of architecture revered by Masons. They are Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian. There should be Wisdom to contrive, Strength to support, and Beauty to adorn all important undertakings. With that in mind, I propose that we contrive a plan to support a fund to adorn that magnificent edifice we all own in Cedar Rapids, the Iowa Masonic Library and Museums.

My proposal is a three-year plan dedicated to raising money to perpetuate the upkeep of the Iowa Masonic Library and Museum Building. My goal is to raise $500,000.00 a year for each of the next 3 years. I am asking 500 members of the Craft or Lodges as a whole to each donate $1000.00 per year to the Iowa Masonic Library and Museums Building Endowment Fund. As a gift for your generous contribution, you will receive a column representing one of the original orders of architecture. The first year you will receive a Doric column followed by an Ionic and Corinthian. The Iowa Masonic Library and Museums Building Endowment Fund is a 501(c)(3) corporation so your gift is completely tax deductible.

I hope that you wish to participate in this program. We have a premier Library and Museum, but it requires a substantial amount of funding for upkeep and repair. All you need to do is send your check for $1000.00 to the Grand Secretary’s office designated to IMLMBEF. This program is purely voluntary, but think of the enormity of the situation. Don’t let the lapse of time, the ruthless hand of ignorance, or just plain apathy let our Library “fall in utter ruin”. Please give generously and help insure the future of our Iowa Masonic heritage.

 

Becoming a Mason

If you are visting and want to learn about membership into the fraternity,
check out the Become a Mason tab:
What is Freemasonry and Path to Membership

To discover even more information, check out Iowa Freemasonry
There you discover the What, Who, Why & How of membership.

You can also  fill out a form and a mason will contact you directly to answer any other questions you may have.

Thank you for your interest.