Dwight L. Smith was the Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Indiana F.& A.M. in 1945, and served as Grand Secretary from 1947 until 1979, He was well-known for his longtime position as editor of the Indiana Freemason Magazine, and his history of Indiana Freemasonry, Goodly Heritage.
The Dwight L. Smith Lodge of Research is a special purpose Lodge under Dispensation, created by the Grand Lodge of Indiana, F. & A. M., for the purpose of furthering research and interest in the history, customs, and societal impact of the Masonic Fraternity. Our mandate is to study these areas from a worldwide perspective, but with a particular emphasis on how they have impacted the lives of Masons, their families, and the general public in the State of Indiana.
The Lodge meets three to four times each year, at its home in Indianapolis at Indiana Freemasons' Hall.
The Lodge is also responsible for oversight of the Grand Lodge Speakers' Bureau and its Orator's Pin program.
From time to time, the Lodge publishes Perlustration, a compendium of its proceedings.
We welcome all Indiana Freemasons with an interest in research to join the Lodge and to submit papers for its consideration.
The Dwight L. Smith Lodge of Research will hold its next meeting this Saturday, September 1st at Indiana Freemasons' Hall, 525 N Illinois St, Indianapolis, Indiana 46204. We will open at 1PM, with refreshments to follow.
Interested in joining? Membership is $15 per year. Download the application here.
For more information, see the lodge website at www.indianalodgeofresearch.com , and be sure to sign up for the lodge Facebook page here.