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.
We usually meet Monday and Wednesday of every week, dinner starting at 6 pm and our meetings at 7 pm. Our stated meetings are held on the second Wednesday of every month, with dinner starting at 6:30 pm and meeting starting at 7:30 pm. However, please check our calendar for our scheduled events. If nothing is posted on the calendar, that means we are not meeting that day, otherwise visitors interested in joining Freemasonry and the Lodge in particular are welcome to stop by for dinner and a tour around the Lodge.
WELCOME TO HOLLAND LODGE No.1
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
FROM THE EAST
It is with a greatly humble honor and privilege that I am serving as the Master of the Lodge 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 and iniciatic order 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.
It is by far the best mens’ club I could have ever joined. 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.
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.
Luis A. Del Aguila
Worshipful Master 2020 - 2021