Over the Holidays, our Lodge Brother Patrick Sand traveled to Japan, and took the opportunity to attend the Grand Lodge of Japan in Tokyo. Here is his account of the visit: My recent trip with my wife to Japan allowed me a rare opportunity to visit both the Grand Lodge of Japan as well as attend a stated meeting for DeMolay-Land Lodge #22 which also meets in the Tokyo Masonic Center. In preparation for the
David Adler Center
This Saturday, from 10AM to 8PM, the David Adler Music and Arts Center in Libertyville will host its first “Perform-a-thon.” The purpose of the event will be twofold: first, to showcase the performance talents of the Center’s music students, and second, to raise funds for the Adler Center’s Student Scholarship Fund. Perform-a-Thons, which have been growing in popularity, function much like fundraising walks: instead of getting “sponsors” for each mile walked, participants solicit donations for
Libertyville Tree Lighting 2018
It’s a Libertyville tradition that has been around as long as anyone can remember… and despite less-than-ideal weather, this year’s Libertyville Tree Lighting was a rousing success. Organizer Julie Ludwig, who has been in charge of the event for the last 14 years, estimated that at least 2,000 people – maybe as many as 3,000 – turned out to see Cook Park light up when she flipped the switch. And there was much more to

Christmas in Libertyville

Posted on December 1, 2018
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Masonic First Year of Light Program

Introducing the First Year of Light Program

Posted on December 2, 2017
15The path to becoming a Master Mason is a profound and enriching odyssey, full of great personal rewards to the curious mind and the foundation to a lifetime of learning, fellowship, and personal growth. However, while the journey from petitioning the lodge to receiving one’s Third Degree is a crafted and guided experience, once a Brother has become a Master Mason, he is often left with a daunting feeling of “what’s next?” as he works
Masonic Summer Symposium Libertyville
Libertyville Lodge #492 hosted a wonderful evening full of Masonic Education this past Tuesday, August 8. We enjoyed a great turnout from members of our lodge, other lodges from around the 1st NE District, and even a visiting Brother from Wisconsin! WM Hamann addressing some of the attendees of the 2017 Summer Masonic Education Symposium at Libertyville Lodge #492 Topics were widely varied throughout the evening: Bro. Gerry Thomas went in depth on the words
Join are Masons at the Chicago Railway Museum
Come join us in Union, Illinois for a special event commemorating the last day of streetcar service in Chicago 56 years ago. Chicago streetcars, trolley coaches, “L” trains, and interurban and commuter trains of the past will be on display and operating. This event is open to all Masons and their families as well. We will meet at the museum at 9:00am. Admission is $14 for adults, $10 for children. Refreshment is available for purchase
Open House Celebrating the 300th Anniversary of Freemasonry
On Saturday, June 24th, Masons around the world will join together to recognize and celebrate the 300th Anniversary of Freemasonry. We will be opening our doors that day and welcoming in anyone who is curious to learn a little more about Freemasonry. Whether you’ve seen our building while walking downtown, have a family member who was a Freemason, or if you want to know if the Dan Brown books and National Treasure are accurate representations

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