Loyal Order of Moose for men, founded in 1888 in Louisville, Kentucky; re-organized in 1906 under the leadership of future U.S. Sen. James J. Davis.
Women of the Moose, founded in 1913 as an auxiliary organization, now considered an integral unit of the Order.
Nonsectarian and nonpolitical
Roughly 2,000 lodges in the United States, Canada, Bermuda and Great Britain, and total membership of nearly 1 million.
Women of the Moose membership exceeds 500,000 in more than 1,600 chapters.
International headquarters at Mooseheart, Illinois, USA.