The Ashland Elks Lodge

Founded by actors just after the Civil War, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks has grown to be the largest provider of scholarships after the US Government. Mindful of our history and responsive to change, the women and men of the Ashland Lodge enjoy a diverse membership and a wide range of activities. Built in 1910, our historic Lodge building is a space where different segments of our community come together to enjoy each others company while making a difference.

Explore the Elks

Find out about our charitable activities, the benefits of membership, and the history of the performers who founded the Elks. Read about our Lodge's history, such as the 1968 fire, and the saga of Teddy, the Killer Elk. The links in the menu bar also feature Frequently Asked Questions, Lodge News, email groups, and even a natural history of the Elk species in Southern Oregon and Northern California.

Resources for Other Lodges

Many of our pages about the early history of the Elks and Jolly Corks can be downloaded in an adobe acrobat (.pdf) format and printed. We also have a variety of small posters for recruitment and advertising the BPOE, available to other lodges upon request.

A Space to Mingle

The Elks Lodge is one of the largest non-commerical spaces in downtown Ashland!

Lodge in the twenties