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    Davie Academy at Excelsior on 1/21

    Monday, January 16, 2017

    To help new lodge masters and their wardens run effective and efficient meetings, the William R. Davie Leadership Academy is offering a workshop, “The Art of Chairing a Lodge Meeting.” All sessions will be held on Saturday, Jan. 21, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., in six locations across the state: Asheville, Charlotte, Greensboro, Greenville, […]

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    New Mosaic Tile Installed!

    Monday, January 16, 2017

      Come see the newly installed mosaic tile in the lodge room. It is beautiful!

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    WELCOME

    Sunday, January 1, 2017

    It is our hope on this site to provide answers to any questions you may have about Freemasonry – the world’s oldest fraternity. Throughout the ages, men of great character have practiced the ancient arts in our brotherhood, including many great historical figures. Our honored fraternity has been a guiding spirit behind many of the […]

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    2017 Officers

    Sunday, December 4, 2016

    Congratulations to the 2017 Officers of Excelsior! Officer installation will be on Monday, December 12th with dinner at 6:30pm and the installation starting at 7:15pm. Friends and family are welcome! If possible, please RSVP at www.surveymonkey.com/r/ZRH3D2Q so we can plan the meal accordingly.  

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    Blood Drive- Saturday 11/12

    Tuesday, November 8, 2016

    Excelsior 261 and Temple 676 will be holding a blood drive this Saturday, November 12th from 11:30am-2:30pm with the Community Blood Center of the Carolinas.  We’ll have hot dogs for lunch for everyone who donates. Also, we will be selling 200 raffle tickets for $10 each with the prize being a 32″ LG LED TV for […]

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    Halloween Festival- Saturday, October 29th

    Saturday, October 29, 2016

      Please come out on Saturday, October 29th as a Halloween festival is hosted at Excelsior! There will be fun and games for the kids, information about youth groups, free hot dogs, and more. masonic-halloween-flier

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    Observing the Craft

    Thursday, July 21, 2016

    Andrew Hammer, Past Master and Secretary, Alexandria-Washington Lodge No. 22, A.F. & A.M., Grand Chancellor, Grand Lodge of the District of Columbia, F.A.A.M. and Past Grand Orator, Grand Lodge of North Carolina, A.F. & A.M., an internationally acclaimed masonic author and speaker will speak on ‘Observing the Craft’ in Excelsior Lodge No. 261 on August […]

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    Veterans/Anniversaries Night

    Tuesday, May 17, 2016

    Excelsior just had the honor of presenting Bobby Foy, Jerry D. Furr, Joe Barkley, Troy Brown (front row) with 50 year membership certificates and pins. David Carriker (back row) presided over the ceremony.

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Dec / 14

Why Freemasonry?

Freemasonry teaches lessons of practical morality using symbolism derived from the “builder’s art” or operative stonemasonry, including working tools such as the plumb, square, and level, and basing much of its teaching on the story of the building of the Temple of Solomon, as recounted in the Hebrew Scriptures. By practical morality is meant knowing […]

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Feb / 24

Our Lodge

Excelsior Lodge was founded in 1867 as the 261st Masonic Lodge to be chartered in North Carolina. It was founded in Charlotte, NC by Charlotte businessman and alderman Samuel Wittkowsky and former N.C. Governor, U.S. Senator, and Confederate General Zebulon B. Vance. After the War Between the States, Vance was imprisoned for having served as […]

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Feb / 24

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It is our hope on this site to provide answers to any questions you may have about Freemasonry – the world’s oldest fraternity. Throughout the ages, men of great character have practiced the ancient arts in our brotherhood, including many great historical figures. Our honored fraternity has been a guiding spirit behind many of the […]