Historic Preservation

Preservation Foundation

Thank you to our donors for supporting the Erie Masonic Temple Preservation Foundation's efforts to preserve and restore this community treasure, by donating on Erie Gives Day 2021! 

Our next event is the Mid-Evil Mayhem Murder Mystery Dinner Theater, to be held on October 30, 2021 at 7 PM in the Grand Ball Room.  Join us for a most outrageous evening of medieval murder mystery and fabulous mid-evil faire fun! Dress for medieval flair, or come as you are!  Tickets are available on EventBrite or by calling 814-459-2425 Ext 5. 


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.   On September 4, 2020, the National Park Service formally named the Erie Masonic Temple to the National Register of Historic Places.

The Erie Masonic Temple Preservation Foundation was established in July 2019 to preserve and restore the historic Erie Masonic Temple.  The 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 Foundation received public charity status and is tax exempt under IRC code 501(c)(3).

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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

We look forward to welcoming you to our building for our Foundation fundraisers (next is October 30th - Mid-Evil Mayhem), as well as Gallery Nights when they resume.

Keep us in mind for your own private functions and celebrations!


William Rabbitt, 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