Historic Preservation

Preservation Foundation

On June 16, 2019 the Pennsylvania Museum and Historic Commission’s Board of Directors unanimously recommended the application of the Erie Masonic Temple building to be placed on the National Historic Register. 

Subsequently, the Erie Masonic Temple Preservation Foundation was established in July 2019 to preserve and restore the historic Erie Masonic Temple. 

The Erie Masonic Temple Preservation Foundation is hard at work, and has already received two grants from local government and NGO grantors to preserve this architectural treasure. 

On June 12, 2020 the Erie Masonic Temple Preservation received public foundation status and is tax exempt under IRC code 501(c)(3).

History 2


The creation of a 501(c)(3) foundation was authorized by the Board of Directors of the Erie Masonic Temple Association to support the preservation and restoration of the building, by virtue of raising funds via grants, fundraising activities and events, and individual contributions.

Upcoming Events

The Foundation is pleased to be a part of Erie Gives Day on August 11th, 2020. Donations can be made by check (in advance) or by credit cart on August 11th. All gifts will recieve a pro-rated match by the Erie Community Foundation, and are tax deductable. 

More information can be found on the Erie Gives website.


Eric Carlson, Chairman
(814) 459-2425 Ext. 705

Contact: foundation@masonictempleerie.com Erie Masonic Temple Preservation Foundation Logo

Note:  The Erie Masonic Temple Preservation Foundation is tax exempt under IRS code 501(c)(3) and has been designated a public foundation. Donations made to the Foundation are tax deductible. 


Masonic Temple of Erie, PA

32 West 8th Street
Erie, PA 16501
United States