Welcome To Kora Shrine

This Moorish-style building surpasses all others in Lewiston. Crowned by two Eastern-style verdigris domes and lined with banks of exquisitely-carved windows across the brick facade, the central door even is topped by a Saracen head with beard and burnoose! Inside, beautiful murals decorate the banquet hall. Originally commissioned by Masons, the Shriners now use the building for meetings and social events.

Shriners are a brotherhood based on fun, fellowship and the Masonic principles of brotherly love, relief and truth with nearly 200 temples (chapters) in several countries and thousands of clubs around the world. Our fraternity is open to men of integrity from all walks of life.


Shriners support Shriners Hospitals for Children®. With 22 locations across the United States, Shriners Hospitals for Children® is dedicated to improving the lives of children by providing pediatric specialty care, innovative research, and outstanding teaching programs for medical professionals. Children up to age 18 with orthopedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate are eligible for care and receive all services in a family-centered environment, regardless of the patients’ ability to pay.


If you are already a Mason and would like to join Kora Shrine, you can download an application here.


Shrine is a spin-off of Freemasonry, the oldest and largest fraternity in the world.

Freemasonry teaches self-knowledge through participation in a progression of ceremonies. Members are expected to be of high moral standing and spiritual values. These values are based on integrity, kindness, honesty and fairness. Members are urged to regard the interests of the family as paramount but, importantly, Freemasonry also teaches concern for people, care for the less fortunate and help for those in need.

Contact Kora

Direct Contacts


The Potentate is the elected person in charge of Kora Temple. If you would like to contact him personally, please email him at potentate@korashriners.org


The Recorder is also elected and is responsible for maintaining the membership information and oversees the office. If you would like to contact him personally, please email him at recorder@korashriners.org


Office hours are 8:00am to 4:30pm Monday thru Friday.  The office closes daily between 12:30 and 1:30.  During the summer the office closes at noon on Fridays.  For more information please contact the Office Manager (Kate Hansen) at 207-782-6831 or email at office@korashriners.org


Any correspondence relating to the Kora Shriners web site should be directed to the webmaster at webmaster@korashriners.org


Randy Murray – Chairman

John Knox – Clerk

John Gailey – Treasurer

Rick Hersom – Potentate

Glen Lalumiere

Red Therrien

Mike Klick


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