Freemasonry is a just an old social club, like “The Stonecutters” on “The Simpsons.”
Freemasons are seekers of knowledge and value education. Our efforts are applied toward making good men better through personal development. While there is a social aspect to the Fraternity, our true goal is to help each man grow as a person and to contribute to his community.
The Great Seal of the United States is a Masonic symbol, as portrayed in the movie “National Treasure.”
The Great Seal of the United States, as found on currency, was created by committees of the Continental Congress. Designs were submitted to Charles Thomas, Secretary to the Continental Congress, who wasn’t a Mason. Thomas submitted the final design to the Continental Congress, which was approved on June 20, 1782.
The Masonic Temple in Philadelphia is connected via tunnels to City Hall, as shown in the TV show “Allegiance.”
Constructed in 1872, the Masonic Temple predates the construction of Philadelphia’s City Hall. While it is a magnificent example of architecture, there are no passable tunnels that connect it to any other building.
Freemasons are directly connected to the Knights Templar, as described in “The Da Vinci Code.”
While some theorize that the Knights Templar of the middle ages influenced Freemasonry, prevailing research and documentation continues to show that the Fraternity most likely developed out of operative stone guilds, evolving into the organization of today over several centuries.