Successful Entered Apprentice Degree


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.

Davie Academy at Excelsior on 1/21

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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 […]

New Mosaic Tile Installed!


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

2017 Officers


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 so we can plan the meal accordingly.  

Blood Drive- Saturday 11/12


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 […]

Excelsior Helps MHCO Children Attend Panthers Game

At our August Stated Communication, we voted to donate $200 to West Gate so they can take a group of children from the Masonic Home for Children at Oxford (MHCO) to a Panthers game. Below is an email from Gary Cooke of West Gate Lodge letting us know the results: The next home game vs chiefs we will […]

Halloween Festival- Saturday, October 29th


  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

Observing the Craft


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. […]

David Ragan: NASCAR Driver and Master Mason

Traditional Observance Lodge Lecture on June 20th

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Larry Thompson Flyer A special guest lecturer has been scheduled for June 20th at 7pm. Larry Thompson, Past Master of Sophia Lodge #767, Wilkerson Lodge #760, and Blackmer Lodge #127 and presently a Grand Steward in the North Carolina Grand Lodge will be joining us to speak on Traditional Observance Lodges. Sophia Lodge #767 is […]