Masons Hall Members: Bro. Dr. William Foushee

Dr. William Foushee was Richmond’s first Mayor, first citizen, and very much a contemporary of famous founders such as Thomas Jefferson and George Washington and was held in similar high regard. He was also a member of Richmond Lodge #13 which built and met at...

King Edward VII – Visitors to Masons Hall

King Edward VII of Great Britain is among the prominent historic visitors to Masons Hall. During the summer and fall of 1860, the future king, Prince of Wales, stayed two days in Richmond and had the great honor of visiting Masons Hall. He was 18 years old at the...

Joseph Darmstadt – First Savior of Masons Hall

This week we will focus on Joseph Darmstadt, a Richmond Freemason; and first savior of Masons Hall. Darmstadt, along with other Jews, played a vital role in the growth of Richmond both civic, business and cultural matters.  He was originally a Hessian soldier....