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    Successful Entered Apprentice Degree

    Tuesday, January 31, 2017

    Thank you to everyone who came out for our first Entered Apprentice Degree of 2017. We had a good crowd and the the initiation went very well. Join us on February 27th for the Fellowcraft Degree.

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    Davie Academy at Excelsior on 1/21

    Saturday, January 21, 2017

    We had a great Davie Academy Session on January 21st at Excelsior. Freemasons from around the region came out to learn how to run effective and efficient lodge meetings. Topics included creating an agenda, modifying the order of business for efficiency, principles of organization, chairing the meeting, Masonic parliamentary usage, and proper handling of motions and […]

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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

    Saturday, November 12, 2016

    Excelsior 261 and Temple 676 held a blood drive on  Saturday, November 12th with the Community Blood Center of the Carolinas.  Hot dogs were served for lunch for everyone who donated. We also sold raffle tickets for $10 each with the prize being a 32″ LG LED TV for a charity fundraiser. All proceeds went to […]

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    Halloween Festival- Saturday, October 29th

    Saturday, October 29, 2016

      Excelsior partnered with Temple 676 to hold a Halloween Festival on Saturday, October 29th. There was 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

    Monday, August 15, 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 spoke on ‘Observing the Craft’ at Excelsior Lodge No. 261 on August 15th. […]

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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 […]