by Barry Stringfellow, @vineyardgazette, October 20, 2022

You know about Paul Revere’s famous midnight ride, but you probably didn’t know he had ties to Martha’s Vineyard. Mozart was a Freemason and his Masonic brethren provided him with financial support during his lean times so he could keep composing. Shriners Hospitals treat severe pediatric injuries and illnesses, free of charge, and also do groundbreaking medical research.

The Martha’s Vineyard Masons are holding the annual open house this Saturday. The event is open to the public and to prospective members. Together with other social services, the Masons give people in need the things they need without them knowing. For the past five years, the Martha’s Vinezard Masons have also hosted a free Christmas dinner, open to all.