Whether you are one of our treasured alumni, a current resident, a family member, a Mason or a member of the broader community, you are an important part of helping us mark our anniversary.
From attempting to set the Guinness World Record for the largest Square and Compass – the symbol of the Masons who founded Masonic Homes of Kentucky – to creating a time capsule on the Louisville Campus, to a historic exhibit of memorabilia and photos, 2017 is sure to be an exciting year.
We invite you to read on to learn more about the incredible history of Masonic Homes to check out our upcoming events – we’d love to have you join in the celebration.
For 150 years, Masonic Homes has been a trusted community caregiver. In 1867 in downtown Louisville, a group of Masons established the first Masonic Home to care for widows and orphans of Masons lost to the Civil War. Later, more Kentucky widows and orphans arrived as a result of WWI, coal mining accidents and other hardships.
At Masonic Homes, the lives of many children from rural areas were transformed as they were educated in traditional studies, and also learned important trades such as printmaking, woodworking, and farming. In 1926, the Home moved to a larger, 127-acre site in St. Matthews. Today, Masonic Homes thrives as an innovative caregiver that offers specialized services to people of all ages and affiliations, at both its historic St. Matthews location, as well as two other Kentucky campuses in Shelbyville and Northern Kentucky.
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