A Brief History of Masonic Communities Kentucky
For nearly 150 years, Masonic Communities Kentucky has been offering hope to individuals and families. The Masonic Widows and Orphans Home, the first home of its kind, was established in Louisville in 1867. A sister facility called the Old Masons Home opened just east of Shelbyville in 1901. Both homes eventually merged in 1993.
Since our founding, the Masonic Homes has been a non-profit corporation, providing charitable care through gifts from Kentucky Masons and others who want to help make a difference in people’s lives. Sproutlings Pediatric Day Care & Preschool is continuing our proud legacy of supporting the needs of local families.