We are proud members of Shriners International and a central pillar of the Billings community. We actively support the Spokane Shriners Children’s Hospital and the children of our local community that are in need of our hospitals care.Ours is a long and proud history of achievement, service, and fraternal camaraderie. We welcome new members interested in carrying out this tradition
The history of the Shriners in Billings stretches back almost 100 years to 1921, when permission was granted to found a Shrine Temple. A Billings temple was first discussed as a acquiring land and overseeing construction of the barn and clubhouse, the horses of the Black Horse Patrol acquired their own stables in the 1940s. In 1950, the Al Bedoo Temple itself was built. Begun simply as a place to meet and to store Al Bedoo’s equipment, plans quickly expanded to encompass a vision of a multi-purpose hall. What eventually rose was a building with 13,000 square feet of exhibition space, a 2,400 square foot stage, parking space for 550 plus cars, and room and facilities enough to host sporting events, concerts, and large banquets. The Al Bedoo Shrine Auditorium quickly became a center of Billings’ civic life.