The 100th Anniversary of 

John E. Mair Lodge No. 729

On March 9, 2024 we celebrated our Lodge's first 100 years with a very special evening featuring a sumptuous buffet, entertainment, and a visit from Right Worshipful Grand Master of Pennsylvania, Larry Derr! 

Our event was held at John E. Mair Lodge No. 729 right here in Mars, Pennsylvania.

Saturday, March 9th was a celebratory evening of 100 years of Freemasonry here in Southern Butler County.

A visit from our
Right Worshipful
Grand Master

Larry Derr

Right Worshipful Grand Master Larry Derr & Officers of the Grand Lodge of the Pennsylvania honored this occasion as our very special guests.

A Truly

Our History

A night full of surprises included a formal recognition of the Right Worshipful Grand Master & Officers, as well as a historical presentation on the 100 year history and highlights of John E. Mair Lodge No. 729.

Buffet Dinner

John Marshall Catering

Lodge member John Marshall and his team prepared a sumptuous buffet feast for this memorable evening. 

Enjoy this gallery of images from our event

About John E. Mair Lodge No. 729

John E. Mair Lodge was chartered on March 5th, of 1924, right here in Mars, PA by our founder and local businessman John Ervin Mair.  Mair served as the first Worshipful Master of the lodge in 1924 and 1925. He was a Mars resident for 26 years. Mair served as Deputy Grand Master of the 54th District of Free and Accepted Masons of PA. He was also a member of the Syria Shrine, Masonic Veterans, the Pittsburgh Athletic Association and the Mars board of education. He was also active in the local Butler County Boy Scouts. John E. Mair died in September of 1949, but his legacy as a Freemason lives on in the lodge named after him.

John E. Mair Lodge No. 729