Welcome to the home page of Alpha Lodge, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, located at 404 Concord Street in Framingham, Massachusetts.

We meet every 4th Monday, September through June

As a lodge of Freemasons, we are part of the oldest and largest fraternal organization in the world, an organization that is dedicated to the basic tenets of friendship, morality, and brotherly love. Alpha Lodge was formally constituted on November 13, 1876, and has been quietly serving the Framingham community since its inception. Part of our mission, and every Masonic lodge's mission, is to "make good men better" to serve our families, fraternity, faith, communities, and country. Alpha Lodge operates by charter under the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of Massachusetts.


The first step to becoming a Freemason, especially if you don't know any, is to get to know some of us. Becoming a Freemason is a very personal decision and is not a right fit for everyone. We want to get to know you to make sure Masonry is right for you, and you should get to know us to understand if we are the right lodge for you.


We meet once each month and start by sitting down together to share a meal. We spend time catching up but will often have a presentation or discussion of an educational, historical, or philosphical nature. While meetings are reserved for only those who are Freemasons, guests and visitors are warmly received for dinner, by invitation.


No one is asked to become a Freemason. This is not a society that has been privately selected by invitation only. Our Fraternity is built on free-minded men who seek out and ask to be made a Mason. Once you have gotten to know some of the members, ask for a petition. They will let you know if they think it is right for you and the right time to join.


Once you fill out your petition, you will be expected to give references to vouch for your character and values. This is one reason it is so important to get to know some of the members. After you have your petition submitted, several members will be assigned to your request and will meet with you to explore your interest and provide answer to any remaining questions.


acaciaLeeCharlesDicksonBrother Lee Dickson was a 65-year member of Alpha Lodge. After leaving leaving Framingham in 1953, he served in U.S. Army for 30 years (1953 - 1983). He served in Vietnam, and received the Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit w/3 Oak Leaf Clusters, Bronze Star Medal.

As an Army Colonel and veteran of the Korean and Vietnam wars, he was the head of army clubs and hotels worldwide. He frequently sent officers to participate in the week-long leadership conference organized by the School. Highlights of his career include Operations Officer & J4 of MACV, Vietnam, Assistant Professor of Military Science (URI), Commander 95th S&S Battalion, Germany, G4 Delta Regional Assistance Command Vietnam, Army Director of Club Management. Co-Author "Riverine Operations" Army Training Text 31-75 ("67) and Military Review article (8/67) "Army Forces in Riverine Operations. Brother Dickson will be interred at Arlington National Cemetary on October 11, 2018. Freedom Military Lodge #1775 will be conducting the ceremony with the Master, Junior Warden, Chaplain, Junior Steward, and two members of Alpha Lodge in attendance.

In the words of his colleagues: "During his tenure at Florida International University he served as assistant, associate and interim dean of Hospitality. He was a selfless leader who always put students and his faculty at the forefront. He led the school through many changes and rapid growth. Dean Dickson also managed various programs, including an FIU hospitality branch at Broward College. He was in charge of facilities and operations and was instrumental during the early days of the South Beach Wine and Food Festival., He always found time to give individual attention to students who needed academic assistance or personal guidance. 

Lee was also a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, all who knew and loved him will dearly miss him. He will be laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery.  Donations are being accepted to support Hospitality scholarships in Lee Dickson name at the Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management, please contact Natalie Osorio at (305) 919-4505, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further informatio

Once he retired from the Army, he became a faculty member at Florida International University, Miami for where he spent 25 years (1983 - 2008).   He retired in Pembroke Pines, FL, where he lived for 34 years.n."