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 scottishrite.org