Freemasonry or Masonry consists of fraternal organizations that trace their origins to the local fraternities of stonemasons that from the end of the fourteenth century regulated the qualifications of stonemasons and their interaction with authorities and clients. The degrees of Freemasonry retain the three grades of medieval craft guilds, those of Apprentice, Journeyman or fellow (now called Fellowcraft), and Master Mason. The candidate of these three degrees is progressively taught the meanings of the symbols of Freemasonry, and entrusted with grips, signs and words to signify to other members that he has been so initiated. The degrees are part allegorical morality play and part lecture. Three degrees are offered by Craft (or Blue Lodge) Freemasonry, and members of any of these degrees are known as Freemasons or Masons. There are additional degrees, which vary with locality and jurisdiction, and are usually administered by their own bodies (separate from those who administer the Craft degrees).
Freemasonry is the world's largest fraternal organization. It is based upon the belief that each man has a responsibility to help make the world a better place. Pahrump Lodge No. 54 is a member of the Grand Lodge of Nevada and together we have more than 4,000 Masons and 40 Lodges throughout the state.
The mission of Freemasonry in Pahrump is to promote personal growth and self improvement. As Masons, we lead by example, give back to our communities, and support numerous Masonic philanthropies. We invest in our children, our communities, and our future.
WHAT ARE THE REWARDS OF BEING A MASON?