Welcome to Holland Lodge No.1, A.F. & A.M.


We were founded in 1835 and are the oldest masonic lodge in Texas. Among several notable members, we had Sam Houston who got Texas independent from Mexico, Anson Jones who was the last president of the Republic of Texas and first Grand Master of Texas, David Burnet, James Fannin, Juan Seguin, William M. Rice who founded Rice University and Ben Taub who was a key benefactor for the University of Houston and Baylor College of Medicine.


The Lodge was named for John Henry Holland, who granted a dispensation for the Lodge to formally meet for masonic work when he was the Grand Master of Louisiana.


Over the years, Holland Lodge No. 1 has relocated more than 15 times, being its current location in the Museum District area of Houston since 1954.


To promote a way of life that enables our initiates to shape their moral character and to become better individuals in our community, and wherever they go, by the practice of social virtues and the Principles of Freemasonry—Brotherly Love, Relief and Truth!


We usually meet Monday and Wednesday of every week.

Dinner starts at 6PM

Meetings begin at 7PM

Our stated meetings are held on the second Wednesday of every month.

Dinner starts at 6:30PM

Stated meeting starts at 7:30PM

Please check our calendar for our scheduled events. If nothing is posted on the calendar, we are not meeting that day.


Visitors interested in joining Freemasonry and the Lodge are welcome to stop by for dinner and a tour of the Lodge.



For  many,  Freemasonry’s  biggest  draw  is  the  fact that  members  come  from  all  walks  of  life  and meet  as  equals  whatever  their  race,  religion  or socio-economic position in society.

Our  values  are  based  on  integrity,  kindness, honesty and fairness


I am humbled and honored to be serving as the Worshipful Master of Holland Lodge No. 1 this masonic year. I am grateful for the support I continue to receive from the lodge membership as well as from the masonic community at large.


Freemasonry is said to be the oldest fraternity in the world, whose purpose is to make good men better by shaping their moral character through its teachings veiled in allegories and illustrated by symbols. In my eyes, I think of masonry as the first business school.  It has taught those same men of character how to lead and organization, manage a “small business”, how to speak in public, all while layering the spiritual, moral, and ethical principles taught by the fraternity. Since its inception, masonry has helped millions of good men become better helping enhance their communities, and I would like to continue that tradition this year.


Members are from all walks of life; from different ethnic, cultural, religious, and political backgrounds. However, the masonic bond simply makes those differences disappear and reinforces itself stronger and stronger over time.  This is one of the strengths of the fraternity and one that I value the most.


The Lodge and the teachings of Freemasonry enables good men to develop individually, socially, and spiritually at the same time. Our work is noticed in the actions and behavior of our members, and in the contributions to our communities. We believe in the Brotherhood of Man under the Fatherhood of God and are to act by the Principles of Freemasonry.


If you are already a mason, you are more than welcome to give us a visit.


If you are not a mason, but are interested in joining, you are more than welcome to contact us for further information.




Kaz Karwowski

Worshipful Master 2021 - 2022

Worshipful Master - Kaz Karwowski

Kaz Karwowski
Worshipful Master
2021 - 2022