Masonic Book Club: A Summer Read for August

The next meeting of the Masonic Book Club will be:

When: Thursday, August 11th at 6:30pm

Where: Tres Hombres restaurant on the patio in downtown Chico

At this meeting, we will be discussing the book "Solomon's Builders: Freemasons, Founding Fathers and the Secrets of Washington D.C." by Christopher Hodapp.

This book's discussion will be open to brothers of all Masonic degree levels...and should be fun! Time for a great summer read.

From Amazon:

Step back in time to the birth of a revolutionary new republic and discover how the utopian ideals of a visionary secret society laid the foundation for the most powerful nation on earth. Follow George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, John Hancock and other Founding Fathers as they transform the democratic principles of their Masonic lodges into a radical new nation. Solomon's Builders unravels history from myth as it takes you on a Freemason's tour of Washington, D.C. It reveals the evidence of Masonic influence during the construction of America and its new capital, including clues hidden in plain sight:

  • Masonic connections to national monuments
  • Puzzling pentagrams and symbolism in city streets
  • Washington's temples of the "Widow's Sons"

Solomon's Builders relates the true stories of our visionary Founders, and the fascinating meaning behind the cryptic codes, enigmatic symbols and intriguing architecture that was the basis for the sequel to The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown's novel The Lost Symbol.

Author Christopher Hodapp is a Freemason and a Past Master of two Masonic Lodges. His first book, Freemasons for Dummies, is the most popular modern guide to the ancient and accepted fraternity of Freemasonry.


You can obtain the book on Amazon in both paper and electronic format at a very reasonable price for used copies, some as low as $0.50! Also check our for great used deals as well.

Prior to the meeting, we will be sending out a list of questions to all attendees to encourage thought and foster discussion.  This is a convivial as well as an educational gathering so please feel free to imbibe in a favorite beverage at Tres Hombres with us, if you like.  Even if you choose to not read the book come join the discussion and brotherly support.

Please RSVP so we can set aside chairs and tables on Tres Hombre's patio by sending an email to Bro. Steve Catterral,

We hope to see you there!