Master’s Message

William O. Ware Lodge of Research


Welcome to the electronic home of William O. Ware Lodge of Research.

Chartered in 1965, William O. Ware Lodge of Research is Kentucky’s oldest Research Lodge. Most Worshipful Bro. William O. Ware served as Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Kentucky in 1957-58. M. W. PGM Ware died unexpectedly in 1961 at the early age of 52.

Upon being installed as Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Kentucky on October 17, 1957, M. W. Bro. Ware posed three questions to the Craft:

  • What is Freemasonry?
  • What Does Freemasonry Mean to Me?
  • What Do I Mean to Freemasonry?

William O. Ware Lodge of Research accepts as its mission the exploration of these questions in a way that is meaningful to each person who contemplates them. There is no perfect answer to any of these questions. Indeed, the answers are intensely personal and will be unique to each individual.

Freemasonry is a genius system whose objective is to teach men to subjugate their passions and desires, and, in so doing, achieve their potential for a more fulfilling life and draw nearer to their Creator, the Grand Architect of the Universe. By encouraging Masonic research, providing wholesome Masonic education and offering an opportunity for like-minded Brothers to exchange thoughts and ideas, William O. Ware Lodge of Research seeks to facilitate the pursuit of the true aim and purpose of Freemasonry.

Our members come from all walks of life. They come from large Lodges, small Lodges and medium sized Lodges. They come from urban Lodges, rural Lodges, and even a few from suburbia! We have newly raised Master Masons as well as men who have been in the Fraternity for over half a century. What binds us together is the desire for more Light and the enhancement of our personal Masonic journey.

Enjoy the information presented on this site. Visit us at our stated communications held each 5th Wednesday, when occurring, at the Covington Scottish Rite Temple, 1553 Madison Avenue, Covington, Kentucky 41011. We have a fellowship dinner at 6:15 P. M. followed by our formal Lodge meeting at 7:30 P. M., eastern time. Our preferred attire is coat and tie,

Join us here, or in person whenever you can.


Dan Kemble
Master, 2018-2019