Grand Lodge of Oklahoma, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons
Grand Lodge of the Month - August 2010
It was a Baptist missionary, Joseph Murrow, who first brought Freemasonry to Indian Territory. Working among the Native Americans, Murrow founded literally hundreds of churches. He was also an ardent Freemason, and carrying a small altar, three officers chairs, and three candle stands, all hand made of wood, he would set up Lodge rooms and teach the Masonic ritual to those who wished to learn. He established dozens of Lodges. Ultimately, the Grand Lodge of Indian Territory was established, followed by the Grand Lodge of Oklahoma [Territory].
In 1909, the two Grand Lodges merged to from the Grand Lodge of the State of Oklahoma.
Freemasonry in Oklahoma is a living and dynamic institution. In the past 24 months we have established a laboratory at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation for the study of Alzheimer's Disease, funded a chair in gender studies at Oklahoma State University, sponsored programs on public television, and given both time and money to Prevent Blindness Oklahoma to support vision screening for school children. In general Masonic philanthropy touches the lives of 1 in every 3 Oklahomans.
Today, Grand Master Charles R. Belknap presides over the Grand Lodge of Oklahoma comprised of more than 230 lodges with a membership of more than 28,000 brothers.
Grand Lodge of Oklahoma, A.F. & A.M., 100th Anniversary Session, 1090-2009
Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. of Oklahoma
Henry L. Muldrow, Grand Master 1909 - Richard E. Massad, Grand Master 2009
November 14th A.D. - A.L. 6009, Guthrie, Oklahoma
102 South Broad, Guthrie, Oklahoma
P.O. Box 1019, Guthrie, OK 73044 http://www.gloklahoma.com/ voice - (405) 282 3212