Pleasantville Hiawatha #434
283 Manville Road Pleasantville, NY 10570
What is Freemasonry?
The order of Freemasons is a brotherhood of virtuous men, centuries old, its origins lost in the mists of antiquity. Descended from the lodges of working stonemasons, Freemasonry as we know it today became organized in its present form in 1717 London, and soon spread throughout the world.
Freemasonry is said to be a system of morality, veiled in allegory and illustrated by symbols. Freemasons are taught to practice the truly commendable virtues of Brotherly Love, Relief, and Truth. Avoiding all sectarian and political division and disputes, Freemasonry is based upon the universal brotherhood of Man under the fatherhood of God and extends its charity to all Mankind.
Famous Freemasons who have left their marks on history include patriots such as George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Samuel Adams, John Hancock and Paul Revere, world leaders such as Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry Truman, Douglas MacArthur , Winston Churchill and jurist Thurgood Marshall , pioneers such as Lewis and Clark, Charles Lindbergh, Richard Byrd and Buzz Aldrin, and great artists and entertainers such as Mozart, Robert Burns, Will Rogers, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Dizzy Gillespie and Rick Wakeman. Freemasons from the world of commerce include Henry Ford, Harland "Colonel" Sanders, and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak.
Pleasantville's first Masonic Lodge was founded in 1910 and moved to its current location in 1940. We received our charter from the Grand Lodge of the State of New York and are part of the 2nd Westchester Putnam Masonic District.
Meetings are held the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month except June, November and December when meetings are held on the second Wednesday only. There are no meetings in July and August. Traveling brothers are always welcome!
The Brothers of Pleasantville Hiawatha #434
Mural by Allyn Cox of Washington Laying the Cornerstone of the U.S. Capitol (DC) in 1793