Zion Lodge No. 1 F&AM - Detroit, Michigan
Our History: On April 27, 1764, the Provincial Grand Master of the Free and Accepted Masons in New York issued a charter to a Masonic lodge in Detroit. The Royal American Regiment's Lieutenant John Christie was the master of the lodge, Michigan's first. The Detroit Masons first adopted the name Zion Lodge in 1794 when they began operating under a new charter from Quebec. With American occupation of Michigan, the lodge again came under the Grand Lodge of New York, which issued a new charter in 1806 to "Zion Lodge No. 1" of Detroit. This name was retained by the Grand Lodge of Michigan when it was formed in 1826. Zion Lodge suspended operations during the War of 1812 and during the anti-masonic agitation of 1829-1845, but each time its functions were resumed.
How t0 Join: You must be a man, at least 19 years old. You must reside in the state of Michigan for at least one full year (six mounths for military personnel). You must have a belief in a Supreme Being of any faith (No particular religion is required nor excluded). You should be someone who does, or wants to learn to enjoy the company of fellow men from all different social classes, faiths, backgrounds, races, countries, etc. Masonry is universal in it's ideals. You should be coming to Masonry "of your own free will and accord," to learn to improve yourself and to enjoy the company of other good people. You must be loyal to our country, a law abiding citizen, and of good character. You must ask to join. Many Masons whom you may come in contact with, may think you would make a good Mason, but they will NOT ask you to join, you must ASK them.