A Century of Masonic Purpose 1951

The Grand Lodge of Oregon at the 1951 Annual Communication had the newly assigned Centennial Committee give a report on the progress of the upcoming September 1951 Centennial.

As a side note many Masonic Lodges in the Oregon Jurisdiction each were preparing for their own 100th Centennial Observance. In many of the lodge historical files held within the archives of the museum of the Grand Lodge of Oregon can be found the individual lodge centennial programs.


In 1951 an address was given at the Oregon City Senior Hight School.  The program was called, “A Century of Masonic Purpose”.

A Century of Masonic Purpose
An Address Upon the 100th Anniversary of the
Founding of the Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and
Accepted Masons of Oregon

W. R. May
Editor Co-Publisher
Oregon City, Oregon

Location was
Oregon City Senior Hight School

September 15, 1951

Paper PDF

Digital Archives Grand Lodge of Oregon Centennial Observance 1951 Oregon City 1951 J. C. Wilkinson Files D9 295, 297-318, 329

You can access the above J. C. Wilkinson File at  Digital Archive Digest No. D9


Masonic and Eastern Star Home – 1919 Committee Correspondence

A wonderful item has surfaced while indexing for the Grand Lodge of Oregon Digital Archives.  Correspondence from the Committee on Raising Funds for the future Masonic and Eastern Star Home.  Wonderful item that was found.

Digest 16, Page 135


Digital Archives Topical Index – Updated with Digest No. 10


Very interesting collection within the 600+ pages of Digest No. 10.  Evolution of the Topical History of Grand Lodge of Oregon was through out this collection of papers from the first Grand Historian of the Grand Lodge of Oregon J. C. Wilkinson.


Brother Traveling on foot to Annual Communication 1872

Mentioned in notes from our first Grand Historian John C. Wilkinson

“WM of Blanco Lodge at Marshfield Traveled 224 miles which 75 were on foot in 1872 to attend Grand Lodge. It says that he was an old man at the time of his trip.’  Source:  Digest 9, Page 250.  https://richmondlibrarymuseum.com/


Digital Archive – Menu added to main Library and Museum Page

The GLO Library and Museum Page link to the Digital Archives is now available on the menu.

Digital Archive Index – New Digest Available

The GLO Digital Archive Topical Digest No. 8 is now available for viewing.  Index is located at back of the document.

You can access this specific Digest No. 8 along with the other 7 at the below link.


You can also search the GLO Digital Archive Topical Index that works with the Digests at the below link.