THE VENUE

THE CITY

Located on the Merrimack River, Manchester is called the Queen City and is New
Hampshire’s most populous locale. Home to a minor league baseball team and its own airport, the city also features museums, a civic arena, a small theater district, golf courses and a ski area! Manchester is home to the Zimmerman House, the only house in New England designed by Frank Lloyd Wright that is open to the public. There are a myriad of restaurants and shops in the city that are waiting to be enjoyed by visitors.

THE TEMPLE

The cornerstone of the Manchester Masonic Temple at 1505 Elm Street was laid on Saint John’s Day (June), 1925. The members of Washington Lodge and Lafayette Lodge, the two lodges that had been meeting in Manchester, migrated into the temple and began meeting there in 1927. The temple features game rooms, a library, offices, a parlor, museum room, two lodge rooms (one normal size, one large), an Eastern Star room, a DeMolay room, and storage armory (featuring antique commandery lockers). In 2013, the Manchester Temple hosted the Fourth Annual Masonic Restoration Foundation Symposium. The Grand Lodge of New Hampshire has been holding its annual and semi-annual communications in the large lodge room since at least 1936.