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...

Governor Edmund Randolph’s Virginia Plan

Recent focus on Philadelphia as a convention city reminds us of an earlier Philadelphia convention connected with Masons Hall and our United States Constitution. On May 29, 1787, the Virginia Plan (or Randolph Plan) was presented in Philadelphia by the leader of 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....