Born 1800 and Died 1870
Benjamin Brown French
Benjamin French was Grand Master of the District of Columbia from 1846 to 1853. He was much loved amongst his fellow masons and was promoted to the highest offices. While Grand Master, he laid the cornerstones of the east extension of the U.S. Capitol Building, Smithsonian Institute and Washington Monument.You can read more about this great mason here
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The History of Our Lodge
Chartered in 1852, Benjamin Brown French Lodge No. 15 held its first communication in 1853. The Lodge is believed to be the only one named after a sitting Grand Master. Picture a warm, comfortable, yet sophisticated traditional club in the British style and you will have captured the atmosphere of our Lodge. Come and join us in the Georgetown area ,you'll be welcome.
A Modern Freemason
As Freemasonry grows, we have found that more and more high caliber men enjoy the benefits that masonry brings. These benefits are not of a financial nature but a genuine satisfaction gained from new experiences, meeting new, like-minded friends and taking part in charitable giving in the community.. Click Here if you would like to join us.
The Key Tenets of Freemasonry
Brotherly Love: A true Freemason ought to show tolerance and respect for the opinions of others and be kind to and understanding of his fellow human beings.
Relief: Freemasons are taught to practice charity, not only for their own, but also for the community at large.
Truth: Freemasons are taught to search for truth, requiring high moral standards and aiming to achieve them in their own lives.
The Mission & Vision of Our Lodge
The Purpose of Benjamin B. French Lodge #15 is to create a distinctive Masonic experience by empowering its members to grow intellectually & spiritually within a fraternal, interactive, and inspiring environment.
The Mission of Benjamin B. French Lodge #15 is to assist and support its members in self improvement by practice of Masonic teachings emphasizing: Spiritual & Intellectual Growth, Fellowship, Charity and Community Outreach
"Freemasonry teaches not merely temperance, fortitude, prudence, justice, brotherly love, relief, and truth, but liberty, equality, and fraternity, and it denounces ignorance, superstition, bigotry, lust, tyranny, and despotism.”
- Worshipful Brother Theodore Roosevelt
Benjamin B French Lodge No.15 Welcomes You
Welcome to Benjamin B. French Lodge’s web site. We have established this site to share our Lodge with fellow Freemasons as well as those interested in Masonry. The site contains useful information for our Lodge members and others interested in Freemasonry.
Picture a warm, comfortable, yet sophisticated traditional club in the British style and you will have captured the atmosphere of our Lodge. We emphasize fraternal fellowship with "clubbable" professionals in such fields as finance, IT, consulting, diplomacy, law, engineering, and medicine. Our Lodge has a distinctly international flair, with members originating from many countries.
Age varies from freshly-minted college graduates to seasoned professionals, with the center of gravity tending increasingly toward those in mid-career. With a substantial endowment, our Lodge has a rich and diverse program of social, intellectual, and charitable activities certain to appeal to those with a variety of interests.
We meet in the Heart of Georgetown (our building is near Wisconsin and M) every other Wednesday at 7:30 PM. Dinner will be served (gratis) at 6:30 PM; parking validated. Newcomers most welcome. If you would like to attend one of our open meetings and check us out please use this form.