Our Freemasonry Blog

Freemasonry is a progressive moral science, and thousands of volumes have been published about its history, traditions, values, and effect on the world. Here we have a small collection of popular articles, most of which were written by officers of Petaluma-Hamilton Lodge #180 itself! Much of this content comes from our trestleboard, a monthly newsletter to our members and friends.

Our most recent entries appear below, but you can also look for a specific category of articles by using the links to the right. Have something to contribute? Email our webmaster!


From the Hall (July)

Brothers, Happy Fourth of July! The republic was set in motion 241 years ago by men including many Freemasons who could not accept the tyranny of an elite few and demanded fundamental human rights including freedom of speech, press, and association. We also just had...

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From the South (July)

Brothers, One of my favorite aspects of Freemasonry is our focus on self-improvement, emblematically represented by the Rough Ashlar and the Smooth Ashlar. It acknowledges that we are fallible and imperfect, but are always striving to better ourselves. We use the...

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From the West (July)

Brethren, The Summer months are here, and the weather couldn't be more beautiful here in Petaluma. This July, I'll be camping with my family at Hendy Woods in Mendocino County. It's been a time honored tradition that I have been fortunate to participate in for the...

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From the East (July)

We have recently lost two Past Masters from this earthly existence to that house not made with hands. Worshipful Horst O. Winkel and Worshipful E. Robert Mickelson were dear friends and tireless workers in the Craft of Masonry in their own way. Horst was currently the...

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From the Hall (June)

Our Hall Association president welcomes all who wish to take part in the continual beautification and upkeep of our wonderful building.

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From the East (June)

Our Worshipful Master talks about the importance of Brotherly Love and invites all to visit Lodge in June as we welcome our District Inspector for his annual visit.

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