Masonic Building, 45 North Street
Phone: 413-684-3826 or 413-637-2687
Meetings: 3rd Friday of each month
Note: The Pittsfield Valley is listed here because it meets in Dalton.
The Scottish Rite Masons were instituted in 1894 in Berkshire County. The club's mission is charity. Their Abbott Scholarships give financial aid to young men and women from Masonic families and Masonic-related youth groups to help with the costs of higher education. The National Heritage Museum in Lexington, Ma., serves as a repository of precious items and books and as an interpreter of the past. Admission is free.
The Scottish Rite Schizophrenia Fellowships continue the pioneering work undertaken in 1934. The cure for schizophrenia remains a goal. In September of 1994, the group made a heartfelt and unwavering promise to dyslexic children, their families, and their communities. The Scottish Rite Masons, in 2003 are beginning to expand upon the 55 Learning Centers envisioned in 1994, so they can serve children, parents and communities in ways not previously attempted.