History of the Scottish Rite in Alaska

Scottish Rite in Alaska

The roots of Scottish Rite Masonry in the Territory of Alaska were in Juneau with Lodge of Perfection #1 receiving its charter on July 14, 1911. Juneau subsequently received Charters for a Chapter of Rose Croix, Council of Kadosh and Consistory in 1915. During the early years of Scottish Rite in Alaska, Scottish Rite Masons from Juneau traveled throughout the Territory conferring the Degrees of Scottish Rite.

As the number of Scottish Rite Masons grew, a Scottish Rite Club was founded in Ketchikan in 1921 eventually receiving their Charter for a Lodge of Perfection in 1929. Over the next few years, new Scottish Rite Clubs were formed in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Cordova, and Sitka. Anchorage and Fairbanks received Charters for their Lodges of Perfection in 1947.

Scottish Rite Clubs were also formed in Kodiak and Adak in 1973 with Anchorage and Fairbanks both receiving Charters for Chapters of Rose Croix, Councils of Kadosh, and Consistories in 1974. Although the Kodiak, Adak, and Cordova Clubs no longer exist, the Sitka Scottish Rite Club is still active, a Scottish Rite Club was started in Skagway in 2016, and a new Club is now forming in Valdez.

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