Minnesota Masonic Charities has opened its brand spankin' new $22 million heritage center in Bloomington on the grounds of the Minnesota Masonic Home. The facility has a 443-seat auditorium, a lodge room, museum, library, conference space and a dining facility with a full catering kitchen.
Impressive new Masonic buildings are rarely erected these days. With a few notable exceptions, sadly, most new fraternal buildings anymore are little more than a pole barn shed in a cornfield. So it's a pleasure to see a Masonic organization building a new fraternal landmark with the kind of love, vision and detail that were the hallmarks of our predecessors.