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History of Sahara Grotto

Four Past Monarchs of Sahara Grotto have also been Grand Monarch of the Supreme Council:

        C. Wilbur Foster - 1943                       Frank L. Haugh - 1958          
        Robert L. Atkins - 1982                Michael E. Dempsey - 2017

What is the Grotto?


The Mystic Order of Veiled Prophets of the Enchanted Realm, whose subordinate bodies are the Grottoes, is an organization by and for Master Masons. While not connected with Masonry proper, its membership is restricted absolutely and exclusively to Master Masons in good standing. Although it is primarily an organization for good wholesome fun and frolic, it also has its serious side. Its slogan is GOOD FELLOWSHIP, and in contact with our fellowman, this principle is exemplified to a marked degree. The Sahara Grotto is a member of the Grottoes of North America and, being located in Indianapolis, Indiana, is also part of the Midwest Grotto Association. Click here to check out our Humanitarian Foundation.  Click on these links: blog on the Grotto and a history, and feel free to view the videos below.

Freemasonry is the world's oldest and largest fraternity with lodges located throughout the world. Indiana alone has almost 400 Lodges and 50,000 Masons. Freemasonry is devoted to the spiritual, moral and civil development of its members, and strives to unite good men in strong bonds of brotherhood, friendship and fellowship. Follow this link to learn more about becoming a freemason

The Sahara Grotto is an active and vibrant Grotto. You are invited to come to our monthly Stated Meetings on the first Thursday of every month. Check out our Calendar and click on an event for further information.


We have many different clubs and events happening all year round.

If you are interested in joining Sahara Grotto, click here.  

Get in touch and learn more!

What is the Grotto?                                                                           O-Ton-Ta-La Grotto (Toledo, OH) Membership Video
Al Sirat Grotto - Who? What? Why? When? Where?                  The Grotto Secret - Introduction
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