Over the years, Freemasonry has greatly influenced Minnesota history and the lives of its residents – a legacy preserved by Minnesota Masonic Charities and the new Heritage Center.
The Center was originally conceived as a place to display the large and rare collection of Masonic artifacts and books curated over the years by the Minnesota Masonic Historical Society & Museum. That seed of an idea sprouted to become much more: a 50,000-square-foot, elegant venue that would serve as a community gathering space, a place where symphonies and performances could be held, meetings could be conducted, and that the larger public could embrace.
And so, in 2014, the design of the Minnesota Masonic Heritage Center took shape. Much thought went into the elements of the building so that the entire structure would serve to encourage the interpretation of the history and philosophy of Freemasonry. In addition to the Masonic Museum and Library, visitors may tour a working Masonic Lodge, catch a performance in the stunning Ives Auditorium, or consider one of our many rental spaces for your next big event.