The Lincoln Freemason Connection

April 14, 2015 marked the 150th anniversary of the assignation of Springfield’s favorite son Abraham Lincoln. With many events planned to commemorate this history changing event Tyrian Lodge takes a moment to reflect back on the lodge’s connection to our 16th president. Abraham Lincoln was not a freemason, but his admiration of the Fraternity is documented in statements he made at the time and he was well acquainted with many brothers of the craft in Springfield. One of Lincolns' clos-est friends was Bowling Green a Freemason, Master of his local Masonic lodge, and a member of the original Grand Lodge of Illinois. When Green died in February of 1842, Springfield Lodge No. 4 invited Lincoln

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