Freemasonry came to Nebraska with the first
hearty pioneers who arrived in Nebraska Territory. The first Lodge - what
Nebraska Lodge #1 - met at Peter Sarpy's Trading Post in Bellevue, Nebraska in 1853. The Grand Lodge
of Nebraska was formed in 1857.
Since the beginning, men of all backgrounds - doctors, lawyers,
electricians, salesmen, educators, military men have all met "on the
level" as Freemasons, America's oldest fraternal organization.
It was common for Omaha's business community to meet as Masons.
Men like Peter Kiewit, Chuck Durham, A.F. Jacobson, Milo Bail, W. Dale
Clark were proud to call themselves Freemasons. In towns across the
nation, men on Main Street were part of the fraternity, as were their
fathers and grandfathers. Masonry was part of the business fabric of the
Albert Pike Lodge #333 was chartered in 2014 to provide today's business
community to meet during the day as Freemasons, enjoying social time
over a catered lunch, followed by a meeting in the Lodge room. Albert
Pike Lodge #333, named after the 19th century father of Scottish Rite
Masonry, "unites men of differing beliefs into a harmonious and
productive community through the application of Masonic moral values and
the practice of benevolence, intellectual development, and mutual
Dean T. Skokan
Past Grand Master of Masons in Nebraska (2007)
Master of Albert Pike Lodge #333 (2014)
To learn more about how you can become a Mason, please
visit our the Membership page here.