Since 1851 Scottish Rite has been a force in the Nebraska Masonic World. Although records show that when Albert Pike, 33°, Grand Commander, visited Omaha he stated he wasn’t sure the Valley would ever become very strong. Leadership since that time has proven him wrong.
There was a strong Masonic movement in Omaha in the early 1900’s when the Masonic Building at 19th and Douglas, the Scottish Rite Masonic Center (SRMC) were built, Job’s Daughters, Omaha Masonic Home for Boys (now Omaha Home for Boys) and Rainbow International were established here in Omaha. Even the second Chapter of DeMolay (now oldest) was charted on the second floor of the SRMC in that time frame.
Please take time to tour our website and if you pass our door in downtown Omaha, please stop by to tour our building or just to say hello. We are open from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday.
Welcome to the Omaha Valley of Scottish Rite website. Since the mid 1800’s we have served as one of the Cornerstones of Freemasonry in Nebraska. The Scottish Rite Masonic Center is located at 20th and Douglas Street in Omaha, Nebraska. This neo-classical building, built in 1914 by reknown architect John Latenser, is the pillar of Masonry in downtown Omaha.
Our motto, "To do that which it is right to do," Morality – Education –Charity, is the philosophy that helps us set our objectives. Our goals are to educate our members in the Masonic ideals, to help children communicate through our RiteCare™ Language Disorder Clinic, help educate our future leaders with scholarships to University of Nebraska at Omaha and the support of other Masonic Organizations.
Curtis Edic, 33°
Joining the Scottish Rite builds your character and opens a social network of men who have
been on the same journey. If not for Scottish Rite there may never be a chance to meet some
but as a member you would find them a friend.