Scottish Rites Masons Tour

Today, I spent the afternoon with the Association of Hawai’i Archivists, touring the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry Cathedral, building in Makiki, Honolulu, Hawai’i.

We learned about the organization’s history, meeting standards and protocols, work within the community, and the history of the structure which was built in 1922. We also were able to get a brief tour of their archives. This site was was founded in Honolulu in 1874 by John Owen Dominis, King Kalakaua’s brother-in-law. This all-male member is comprised of about 800 members throughout the islands. It is unusual to be able to have access to tour a building where the Freemasonry organization meets, so this was definitely an interesting and one-of-a-kind experience! Thank you, AHA!

For more on the history of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry organization, please visit