A Masonic lodge is the basic organizational unit of Freemasonry. Blue lodges, craft lodges or ancient craft lodges refer to the lodges that work the first three Masonic degrees – the entry points of Freemasonry.
Doylestown Lodge has been in operation since 1850
Doylestown Lodge is focused on friendship, charity, and education. Members and their families meet in and out of the lodge throughout the year. We provide support to Freemasons, their families, and the wider community through charitable contributions and manpower. We also focus on educational programs, which are provided at our monthly meetings, to continually expand our knowledge of local, regional, and global topics.
Doylestown Lodge no. 245 F.&A.M.
55 East State Street
Doylestown, PA 18901
- 400+ current members
- Constituted in the year 1850
- The Lodge contributes $10,000 annually to charity
- Meets the 2nd Friday of the month at 7:00 pm, with dinner at 6:00 pm (except July and August)
- Fellowship Hall open to the public Mondays from 7:30 – 8:00 pm
- Shriners Hospital of Philadelphia
- Allentown Dyslexia Center
- Ronald McDonald House
- Travis Manion Foundation
- Delaware Valley University
- Change for the Troops
Past Educational Programs
Railroading by Bro. Kurt Bell, a state archivist and member of Abraham C. Treichler Lodge No. 682 located at Elizabethtown, will give a talk on the Reading Railroad and the local history behind the Doylestown Line.
Fly Fishing by Sam Vigorita, MainLine Fly-Tyers, will demonstrate his techniques for tying flys to catch even the biggest game fish – billfish, tuna and sharks – armed only with a simple fly rod.
Whiskey Flights by Matt Caffrey, Owner of Chambers Restaurant, is sponsoring a presentation on the history, regional differences, ingredients and distilling processes that traditionally characterize scotch, bourbon and whiskey/whisky.
Presentation of the Daniel Carter Beard Award by Magne Gundersen, Executive Director, Boy Scouts of America – Bucks County Council.
The David Library and Collection by Meg McSweeney, COO of the David Library of the American Revolution. The library has a significant number of resources covering those who participated in the Revolution, including the Patriots, Loyalists, Hessians and British and sources covering others who lived through the revolution including African Americans, Native Americans and Women.
The Cost of Bees by Vincent Aloyo, PhD, Master Beekeeper at Delaware Valley University. Playing on the “hive” theme of the Master’s medal, this will be an educational talk on the sudden decline of world bee populations and its dramatic effect on the global economy.
Opiate Epidemic in Bucks County by Scott Weisenberger, CEO, Malvern Institute. An overview of the issue in the county, signs to look for, and ways community members can help prevent it.
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