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Richard Vaux Brotherhood
Lodge No. 126
Free and Accepted Masons

We meet at the Masonic Temple Philadelphia

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We meet at the Masonic Temple Philadelphia

One North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA

“Richard Vaux Brotherhood Lodge No. 126 celebrated its 200th anniversary in 2011, having received its charter in 1811 as Rising Star Lodge No.126 from the Right Worshipful Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons in Pennsylvania. Our stated meeting takes place on the second Monday of each month except July and August at the Masonic Temple of Philadelphia, 1 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia PA. We very much look forward to welcoming you.”

A Message from the Hat

To the visitors to our website, I welcome you to look at our History and visit the Past Masters site. We are proud that our History starts in the early 1800’s and the lodges that make up our current Lodge name has so many combined lodges that have merged. We have a strong membership with Military, both past & present, Students, Professors, Lawyers, Railroaders, Carpenters, and so many more White Collar and Blue Collar Professions. A great mix of Men that care for their Families, Community and our Fraternity. Our motto is “Making Good Men Better” and our members are living proof. Come join us !

Kenneth J. Webb
Worshipful Master

Latest News

Welcome to the newly constructed website of Richard Vaux Brotherhood Lodge No. 126.  This website does not belong to the Worshipful Master, or the Officers of the lodge or the webmaster, it belongs to all members of the lodge. If you have any suggestions on how to improve this website send them to

Changes to the online form we are using to collect RSVP for our pre-meeting dinners were made.  We have added a feature to the form where a lodge member will also be able to RSVP for a Special Events such as Baby Shower, Baseball Game, assisting at the Broad Street Run.  After you enter your name and email address there is a question asking if this response is for dinner or a special event.  Your answer will determine the flow of the form.