The Order of the Eastern Star a womans group.

Eastern Star History

The Order of the Eastern Star is open to both men and women. It was established in 1850 by Rob Morris, a noted Freemason, and was adopted and approved as an appendant body of the Masonic Fraternity in 1873. The order is based on teachings from the Bible, but is open to people of all religious beliefs. 

Eastern Star Charities

The Order has a charitable foundation and from 1986-2001 contributed $513,147 to Alzheimer's disease research, juvenile diabetes research, and juvenile asthma research. It also provides bursaries to students of theology and religious music, as well as other scholarships that differ by jurisdiction. In 2000 over $83,000 was donated. Many jurisdictions support a Masonic and/or Eastern Star retirement center or nursing home for older members; some homes are also open to the public. The Elizabeth Bentley OES Scholarship Fund was started in 1947

Become an Eastern Star

How to join a Fraternal Lodge like this this Womans Group:  Talk to a current member, or contact a local chapter or Lodge. To find a chapter  or Lodge in your area and give us a call and we'll contact you to make arangements to get together and answer any questions that you may have. The Order strives to select persons of mental, moral and spiritual quality who will work together in harmony to perform its objectives.