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


Grand Lodge of Oregon – Administration Construction

The Grand Lodge of Oregon A.F. & A.M. Administration building is a wonderful example of the perfection of Masonic Balance.

Enjoy the pictures of its construction 1998-1999.


GLO Digital Archives Index – New Addition

Recently several three ring binders from the 1940’s surfaced created by PGM Carl Patterson.  His detailed typed notes on the creation and management of the Education Fund and Building Association is very detailed.  The reasoning and use of these notes are at this time not clear.

Two new additions to the GLO Digital Archives.  The Building Association which was a sub-committee to raise money and build Masonic Temples in the Portland Oregon area.

The ongoing collection of Education Fund records is growing all the time.  The new addition to the Digital Archives is enlightening.


Building Association

Building Association GLO  


Education Fund

GLO Education Fund 

Certificate of Standing from 1904 – Mint Condition

A very nice Certificate of Standing from 1904 surfaced yesterday folded within a small leather case.  The condition of this certificate was in mint condition as if it was created today.

The certificate is very creased at the folds so it is pictured without being forced flat.