Historical Masonic Temple


For over 100 years, the Historic Masonic Temple served as the home to the Joppa Lodge Masons, until 2005 when it was purchased by the Bay Arts Council. 


Today, the building is owned by the Friends of the Historic Masonic Temple who are dedicated to the mission of preserving and restoring the building while working to establish a community school for the arts within. 


We envision this space to serve as a multi-use venue for fostering the arts of all kinds! We strive for this space to be enjoyed for at least another 100 years!  

About the Board

Dee Dee Wacksman- President
Keith Birchler- Secretary
Kelley Kent- Treasurer 
Eric Jylha- Director
Jarod Benjamin- Director
Executive Director HMT

There are many ways you can help us achieve our goals of making this preserving the integrity of this historic venue.  Sponsor one of our many events- including your own Midnight Monster Movie! Become a volunteer, or simply donate to the cause as a whole.  

Music and Events at Historic Masonic

Over the last few years the Historic Masonic Temple has developed into a music venue like no other.  With four performance spaces available we have housed concerts as large as the Mitten State Music Revival to smaller concerts like the Masonic Boom.  From the Scottville Clown Band to solo acoustic artists, this historic venue truly enhances the listening experience. Join us for our Halloween & New Year’s Eve fundraisers, or come for great live music presented by local artists & organizations such as Counter Culture of Saginaw, The Excellency Music Festival, and Bay City Rotary. See all our upcoming events.