What do George Washington, Benjamin Franklin and Franklin D. Roosevelt have in common? And how about Duke Ellington, Nat King Cole, and Louis Armstrong? Or Sugar Ray Robinson, Colonel Sanders, and Sir Isaac Newton? Did that last one trip you up a bit?

All six of these men – and approximately five million others – are members of the highly secretive Freemasons. Throughout the time that the Freemasons have existed, many public figures have openly expressed their commitment to the organization. From the founding fathers of the New World to comedians and actors; from the United States to Egypt; there are lodges all over the world. Freemasonry describes itself as, “non-religious, non-political, fraternal and charitable.”

If you would like to learn more more about Freemasonry or are thinking of joining a lodge, this website will guide you through the steps and provide the background information on which you can make an informed decision.

Those interested in the symbolism of Freemasonry should look at the post entitled ‘Freemasonry Symbolism,’ which explains such symbols as the acacia tree, the beehive, the 47th problem of Euclid, the compass, ashlars, and the all-seeing Masonic eye.

If, on the other hand, you’re here to read conspiracy theories about Freemasonry, there is a post that describes – and debunks – a few of them.

Allowing women to become Freemasons is still a contentious issue; for many years, women have been trying to join, but still struggle to obtain admission. ‘Women and Freemasonry’ explores this topic further. Enjoy looking around the site!