Museum


Welcome to

The Gardner Masonic Temple Museum

A collection of the rich history within our lodge as well as Palestine Lodge (Edgerton, Ks.) and Wellsville Lodge who have merged with us over the years.

Make sure to check out our Past Master pages in the menu under the History tab.

Construction of the current lodge temple in 1907 after the original burned down in the same location.

Gardner Masonic Lodge is proud to house some very exclusive and interesting items within our collection. That collection is also growing all the time. Taking roots in Gardner in 1868 our lodge has seen a lot over the years and the collection of unique items which we display and archive preserve life as it was long ago in a very special way. The items within our collection are housed withing organized displays, lodge archives, and some items of historic value are still being used to this very day such as the lodge pillars that were custom hand-crafted for Gardner Lodge in 1912 and shipped by freight from the coast. This was an expensive and proud purchase for the lodge at the time and we are honored to have the ability to still use them within our lodge room to this day. 

A complete history of Gardner Lodge has been published and is available through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Blackwell Books, among other retailers.

The museum archival collection at Gardner Lodge is also proud to still have in our possession all original records for the lodge back to day one. These come in very handy for historical and genealogical research to trace back past members as well as gaining a unique perspective of both life and lodge matters of the time. 

Due to the sensitivity and age of many items in our collection, the Museum and archive collection at Gardner Lodge is only available for tour by appointment only. Please CONTACT us today with details on what you would like to see in specific or a general tour and we will be glad to arrange a custom experience for you.