Our History

In the beginning…

Montezuma Lodge, from its beginning, assumed a leadership role and did everything in its power to pave the way for Masonry, in the entire territory of New Mexico.


The lodge was chartered May 8, 1851, by the Grand Lodge of Missouri. Almost immediately after the cessation of Hardin Lodge, the second Military Lodge, Santa Fe Masons petitioned for a dispensation, once to the Grand Lodge of Maryland and once to the Grand Lodge of Missouri, but neither time with success. Thus, the territory was without any Masonic Lodge for three years.

The charter went into practical effect with the institution of Montezuma Lodge No. 109, August 12. From the first it prospered under excellent leadership…

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