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 (if available) starts at 6PM and Meetings begin at 7PM
Our Stated Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of every month.
Dinner starts at 6PM and the 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.
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 an honor to have been elected by the members of Holland #1 to be their Worshipful Master for the 2022-2023 Masonic Year. We are fortunate and blessed to have an outstanding Officer Corps this year and I have high hopes and expectations for 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.
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.
Faith, Hope, and Charity are paramount in Masonry. This fall, we have a Clothes Drive to help raise money and clothing for the less-fortunate and we will have a Food Drive in Spring to help replenish the Food Bank after the holiday season. Further, we will open our lodge to the public for many events, such as the Veteran's Appreciation Night, First Responder's Appreciation Event, Community Builder Award, and Open House Event. Please check our Events Calendar for more details.
If you are interested in becoming a Mason and/or a member of Holland #1, please come visit us at our Stated Meetings on the second Wednesday of each month. Check our Events Calendar for other opportunities to visit with our brethren.
For those that are already Masons, we will have a plethora of special events, including our Guest Speaker Series (with a different topic and speaker each month), Graded esoteric degrees throughout the year, a Special Past Master's Event, and other meetings. We hope Masons from other Lodges and Districts will come visit us as our doors are always open and welcoming to brothers in good standing.
We hope to see you at Holland #1 in the near future. God Bless.
Aaron Wayne Tyksinski, Ph.D.
Dr. Aaron Wayne Tyksinski
Worshipful Master - Holland #1, AF&AM
District Deputy Grand Master At-Large, 2022