114 South Main Street Harrisonburg, VA 22801

Our Lodge

Who We Are

About Us

Rockingham Union Lodge No. 27 meets for its Stated Meeting on the 1st Monday of each month at 7:30PM.

History of Rockingham Union No. 27. RU27 was chartered on October 27, 1789. Rockingham County had been in existence for eleven years and the city of Harrisonburg was nine years old.Our Lodge met during its early years in the home of Brother William Cravens, but the location of his home has been lost in history. It appears that it was in Rockingham County, a short distance from the city. On July 14, 1796, the Lodge held its first meeting in a newly constructed, two-story log structure, located on the southwest side of East Market Street, just beyond Federal Alley. Our second temple was located at the corner of South Main and West Water Street with the cornerstone being laid on July 4, 1860, by representatives of the Grand Lodge of Virginia. On September 5, 1905, the Grand Lodge of Virginia laid the cornerstone of our present temple and the building was occupied in December 1906.

2024 Lodge Officers

Russell E. Pence

2024 Worshipful Master (Past Master 2014, PDDGM 2020 & 2021)

Martin E. Eagleson

2024 Senior Warden

David S. Bates

2024 Junior Warden

History of Worshipful Masters



Name Station
Martin E. Eagleson Senior Warden
David S. Bates Junior Warden
Herman W. Hale, PDDGM Treasurer
David T. Silcox, PM Secretary
Matthew R. Phillippi Senior Deacon
Tyler A. Blanks Junior Deacon
Brian R. Bosley Chaplain
John M. Kaltenborn Tiler


Name Year
Donald Myers, PDDGM 2024
Donald Bosley, PDDGM 2025
Herman W. Hale, PDDGM 2026
Russell E. Pence, PDDGM 2027
Wayne B. Wenger, PDDGM 2028

Meets quarterly by prior agreement All members of Rockingham Union Lodge 27 are invited

Bylaws & Standing Resolutions


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Standing Resolutions

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