Last night, our beloved Brethren from Morrison Lodge No. 90 and Sisters from Crescent Chapter No. 45, Order of the Eastern Star lost their Masonic Temple in Northwood to a devastating fire. While the building and its precious contents are gone, the generations of memories made and the spirit of those that have occupied it will always endure.
The Grand Lodge and the Brethren of New Hampshire offer our deep and sincere sympathy to our Northwood Masonic family for this tragic event. Even more, we extend our assistance and love to our Brothers and Sisters to assure that Masonry and Star in Northwood will arise from this adversity stronger than ever.
We are aware of a firefighter that was medically treated during the efforts to extinguish the blaze. We humbly thank that individual for their service and hope for a quick recovery. We are aware of no other injuries.
Additionally, we thank all of the first responders from the many towns that met the call of duty and tried desperately to save the Temple.
The Lodge is working through the process of a claim with their insurance company and we would ask the public and our Masonic family to withhold any financial donations at this time.
We will keep everyone apprised of the process of rebuilding but rest assured that the spirit of Freemasonry is alive and well in Northwood.
“Freemasonry, notwithstanding, has still survived.”