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The mission of the Masonic Foundation of Nova Scotia is to encourage the active practice of the Masonic Principles of Benevolence and Charity, and to promote a positive image of Freemasonry in the Community.

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Grand Lodge of Nova Scotia
167 Coronation Avenue
Halifax, NS, Canada B3N 2N2
Telephone: (902) 423-6149
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The Grand Lodge of Nova Scotia

Alexandra #87

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Meeting Information
Meeting Night: 
Second Thursday except July & August
Meeting Time: 
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Installations Location: 
20 Lawrence St
Lodge Information
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Street Address: 
20 Lawrence St

From Trans-Canada Highway (104) take Exit No. 3 and proceed into Amherst. The Exit becomes Victoria St. West. After crossing the Railway Tracks, take first street to the Left. Masonic Hall is the fourth building on the LEFT.

Ample parking in Masonic Hall lot or at Co-op grocery store parking lot across the street.

Lodge Officers
Ruling Master: 
W Bro. Larry Ross
Senior Warden: 
MW Bro. Barry Imber
Junior Warden: 
Bro. Alfred Fisher
V. W. Bro. Michael Gaul
V.W.Bro. Tom Osborne
Lodge History and Information
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Formal records tell us that in May 1822 there was a formal attempt to organize Freemasonry in Cumberland County. Between May 1822 and May 1867 three different Lodges at various times operated in Amherst: Cumberland Harmony – Provincial Grand Lodge of England. 1825-1842 McGowan Lodge – Provincial Grand Lodge of Ireland. 1845-1867 Athole Lodge – Provincial Grand Lodge of Scotland. 1865-1867 In 1867 the Grand Master stated to the Grand Lodge of Nova Scotia that “Application for a Warrant was received from a number of brethren of Amherst , Cumberland County, who formerly comprised McGowan Lodge working under Irish Registry who had surrendered their warrant to the Grand Lodge of Ireland and were now desirous of obtaining a warrant from this Grand Lodge to enable them to meet as a regular Lodge at Amherst under the name and title of Acacia Lodge”. The Lodge was granted a warrant and given the name Acacia No. 14 RNS. It was later renumbered No.8. As each new Lodge in the County was formed the older lodges lost membership in the formation of the new bodies. This was particularly true in the case of Acacia. With the formation of Alexandra No.87 the situation was different as Alexandra was a true child or offshoot of Acacia. In May 1909 a notice of motion was given in Acacia Lodge “That it was in the best interests of Masonry that an additional Masonic Lodge be established in Amherst.” Alexandra Lodge was granted a dispensation to work in October 1909 and the Charter was granted on June 8th, 1910.

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