The Grand Lodge Free and Accepted Masons of Wisconsin was established in 1848. Headquartered in Dousman, it is the official organization from which all local Lodges—called constituent Lodges, and Blue Lodges—obtain their organizational charters and general direction, and to which the local Lodges owe their obedience and loyalty.
Jefferson County Lodge #9 Free and Accepted Masons of Wisconsin is a constituent Lodge of the Grand Lodge. Having a long history in Jefferson and surrounding counties, we are men who have dedicated ourselves to character development through adherence to high morals, to the relief of those who are distressed or suffering, and to the spread of brotherly love among all men everywhere. You can learn more about us in the Masonic History section of our site.
Martha Chapter #66 Order of the Eastern Star, organized under the Grand Chapter Wisconsin Order of the Eastern Star, is a Masonic organization open to all Master Masons and their female relatives. Members of the Order are working men and women, stay at home moms, college students, retired couples; individuals from every walk of life. Members share a joy for life, possess spiritual quality and desire to be of assistance to their families, friends, local community and world. It is the world’s largest fraternal organization with membership open to both men and women.
Tri-County Chapter #11 Royal Arch Masons and Tri-County Council #16 Royal and Select Masters are two organizations of the York Rite masonic tradition, both of which receive their charters and owe their obedience and loyalty to their Grand Chapter and Grand Council, respectively. Both organizations reside in the Jefferson County Masonic Center.
All York Rite Masons are Masons who have first progressed through the three degrees of Freemasonry in a Blue Lodge, but who have then elected to continue their Masonic education and progress through the York Rite tradition, which provides a deeper insight into Freemasonry's symbolism, rites, and mysteries.