Library & Museum

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Interior view of the Washington Masonic Library and Museum

Location
4970 Bridgeport Way W
University Place, WA 98467
253.442.2505 X 106

Hours
Monday through Wednesday
9 AM – Noon and by appointment. Wednesday Education group meets from 10AM-Noon

Open to the public, anyone can visit this fascinating collection of Masonic objects, ephemera and the vast collection of books and documents. The Washington Masonic Library & Museum docents will be happy to show you around and share some of the interesting information about Freemasonry in the state of Washington. You can also visit our virtual collections by going to our website – just click the link.

To speak with someone at the Library and Museum, please call 253.442.2505 X 106. Volunteers are available Monday-Wednesday from 9AM-12PM and by appointment. If no-one is available to take your call, please leave a message, or dial 0 to return to the main menu.

Donations of Books and Objects to the Museum

Prior to visiting the Library and Museum to make a donation, we ask that you first contact one of the volunteers or the Executive Director to discuss the possible donation. Please do not give items to the Grand Lodge of Washington to pass on to the Library and Museum. Call ahead at 253.442.2505, or send email.

Due to limited space we can only accept items that are unique to the history of the Grand Jurisdiction of Washington. We reserve the right to not accept a donation to the collection if it does not fit our collection priorities, or if we cannot take care of it properly. Donate items are not automatically placed on display. We also reserve the right to sell, loan, or trade items in the collection if they are duplicates or do not fit our collections priorities, unless restrictions on use have been made in writing at the time of the acceptance of the donation. All proceeds from books or objects in the collection that are sold will be used for the upkeep and furtherance of the mission of the Washington Masonic Library and Museum.

Masonic Aprons

If you have a Masonic apron that belonged to a Masonic relative and you do not know how to dispose of it, please contact us and we will coordinate with Grand Lodge to have the apron placed in our Masonic Apron Memorial located in Grand Mound, WA. Please call 253.442.2505 X 106 to make arrangements.

The Washington Masonic Library and Museum is open to the public. Individuals with Masonic affiliation in Washington may check out books and other documents. The General public is welcome to review, research, and consult within the library. An internet connection is available to assist with individual research, there are a limited number of computers available within the Library for use.