Mount Horeb Lodge, an active, vibrant lodge, located up the road from Horn Pond in Woburn, was chartered in 1855 and has met in Woburn each month ever since. Included among our members over the years have been a former Mayor of Woburn, laborers, public officials, college students, electricians, clergymen, teachers, a judge, carpenters, doctors, construction workers, lawyers, engineers, and business leaders.
We welcome good men from all walks of life, regardless of religious affiliation, race, or ethnicity, always greeting each other on the level as lodge brothers. We have a rich history in Woburn, having participated in the laying of the cornerstone at the Federal Street Post Office, funding charitable efforts in and around Woburn, serving at the local soup kitchen (The Dwelling Place) , and marching in the annual Woburn Halloween Parade. Also some of our members volunteer their time at the Hospital Equipment Loan Program (H.E.L.P.) headquartered in Woburn, lending free hospital beds, walkers, and wheelchairs to the general public for as long as the equipment is needed.
Members of Mount Horeb Lodge purchased the Masonic Building at 17 Arlington Road in 1974 converting it from a personal residence to a jewel of a meeting place. The building is also home to two other Masonic Lodges Somerville Lodge (originally from Somerville) and William Parkman Lodge (serving Winchester residents) as well as an Eastern Star Chapter.
Foundations of our Country
On June 17, 2015, the Grand Lodge of Masons in Massachusetts reset the cornerstone of the Massachusets State House. This short film is a documentary of the events of that day - when over 1000 Masons marched on up Tremont, Park & Beacon Streets to be a part of this special day.
In 1855, feeling a need for a local Lodge, eleven Woburn Freemasons presented a petition to Most Worshipful Winslow Lewis, Grand Master of Masons in Massachusetts. In December of 1855, permission from the Grand Lodge was granted to erect and constitute a regular Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons in Woburn, under the title and designation of Mount Horeb Lodge, A.F.& A.M.
The following is a collection of articles written about the history of our Lodge.
An Abridged History of Mount Horeb Lodge, AF & AM Written by Bro. George Wiseman (April 2006)
Charter Members and Other Notable Officers
Written on the Occasion of the 50th Anniversary of Mount Horeb Lodge, 1905
Written on the Occasion of the 125th Anniversary of Mount Horeb Lodge, 1980
Written on the Occasion of the 150th Anniversary of Mount Horeb Lodge, 2005 Written by Wor. Kevin Willis (April 2006)
Photos of 150th Anniversary Celebration, 22 April 2006 Courtesy of Wor. Keith Hirst