About Us

HISTORY

The Sunset Grand Lodge of Texas was formed in 1901, But it was to be 8 years after the formation of the Grand Lodge, before we received our Charter to practice Masonry on February 16, 1909 in the County of Travis and the State of Texas. The following 6 officers are named on the original charter
 
 I.J. Williams, Grand Master, of Austin, Texas
 J.F.P. Bradley, Deputy Grand Master, of Austin, Texas
 Wm. White, Grand Senior Warden, of Autin, Texas
 T. Calhoun, Grand Juior Warden, of Galveston, Texas
 S.C. Smith, Grand Treasurer, of Rockdale, Texas
 W.A. Allend, Grand Secretary, of Rockdale, Texas
 
Our chartered was issued by the Grand Lodge of Texas, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, The Grand Royal Arch Chapter of Texas, the Grand Commandery of Knights Templare of ?Texxas, the Grand Lodge of the Independent ORder of Odd Fellows of Texas, and other like institutions and orders, organized for charitable or benevolent purposes.
 
The M∴ W∴ Sunset Grand Lodge Ancient Free and Accepted Masons is a fraternal and benevolent Masonic institution with sovereign and legal powers to operate in the State without interference from or any source. Our doors are open to anyone who possesses the necessary qualification and is desirous of being admitted with our sacred confines. We accept into our midst, those of lawful age, free born, sound in mind and body and of moral character.