Rebuilding the Temple Campaign
As the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry quickly approaches the centennial anniversary of the magnificent headquarters of the Southern Jurisdiction of Freemasonry, The House of the Temple, we are pleased to announce the launch of the Rebuilding the Temple Campaign.
Since opening to the public in 1915, millions of brethren and visitors have come to the Temple, located in the heart of Washington, DC, to view the ceremonial rooms, treasured symbols, ancient books, and prized artifacts.
While still a site to behold, The House of the Temple has had few structural improvements since its completion, and it is our duty to prioritize the preservation and promotion of our headquarters and our efforts to make it a national Masonic center in Washington, DC for both our Masonic brethren as well as the general public.
- Structural Rehabilitation
- Accessibility & Safety
- Preservation & Education
- Endowment for Future Maintenance
Once completed, this campaign will improve The House of the Temple’s overall structure and appearance, make it safer and more accessible to the public, preserve its artifacts, create a Museum, and develop educational programs and web-based initiatives. It will be in this building where our future members develop their commitment to Freemasonry and our fraternity finds its face for the 21st century.
It is a time for action. Necessary and long overdue alterations must be made to the Temple in order to ensure the preservation of our Masonic history and the promotion of Freemasonry to future generations.
The Rebuilding the Temple Campaign is an effort that is part of the House of the Temple Historic Preservation Foundation, Inc., which is a non-profit Virginia corporation recognized as a tax-exempt public charity under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended. Its tax identification number is 52-1664576. Contributions to the House of the Temple Historic Preservation Foundation, Inc. and the Rebuilding the Temple Campaign are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by the law.
If you would like to contribute to the Rebuilding the Temple Campaign or find out more about the plans for the Temple, please contact the staff of the Development Office, Matt Szramoski, 33°, Director of Development, at 1-866-748-3227, firstname.lastname@example.org; or Robert Heffelfinger, Development Coordinator, at 202-777-3111 or email@example.com.
|Rebuilding the Temple Naming Opportunities*|
|House of the Temple|
|Atrium • Conservation Sponsor • Library
• Grand Commander’s Suite • Museum
|Pillars of Charity Alcove/Crypts • Grand Staircase
• Banquet Hall • Masonic Education & Media Center
• Executive Chamber
|Audio Tour Sponsor • Welcome Theater • Albert Pike Exhibit
• Sphinx of Wisdom • Sphinx of Power • Historical Archives
• Robert Burns Collection • Hall of Honor Portrail Gallery‡
• Pillars of Charity Portrait Gallery§
• Executive Director’s Suite‡
|Atrium Egyptian Statue #1‡ • Atrium Eygptian Statue #2‡
• Grand Commander’s Temple Room Chair
• Marble “Salve Frater” Table • Atrium Electronic Kiosk
|Temple Room Benches (x12) • Furniture Restoration Sponsor
• Abraham Lincoln Collection‡ • Hall of Regalia‡
• International Masonic Collection
• Grand Commander’s Executive Chamber Seat
* Additional naming opportunities available, such as the Executive Chamber
Seats and the Temple Room Chairs. For a complete listing of naming opportunities
and additional information, please contact the Development Office.
† These are the minimum amounts required to obtain naming rights for items in this category.
‡ Reserved naming opportunities
§Temporarily reserved naming opportunities
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