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A Masonic Mystery—in Miniature

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This miniature, golden metal altar—found in the Henry W. Coil Library and Museum of Freemasonry—is undeniably cool. As for what, precisely, it’s for? That’s less clear.

Journey to Israel and Masonic World Conference

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Join John and Dana Trauner on the once-in-a-lifetime Grand Master’s Tour to Israel!

Raising the Banner for Brazilian Masonry

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There’s a lot of history wrapped up in one little flag from an obscure Brazilian Masonic lodge. Learn more about it—and other artifacts housed in the Grand Lodge archives—as part of our series on Masonic curios.

The French Connection

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Check out this 19th century Masonic French antique plate, where east is north and south is west and north is, well, missing! It’s one of the many curiosities housed in the archive of the Grand Lodge, imbued with secret meaning and mystery.

The Portable Masonic Cornerstone Kit

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Yes, they’re gold and silver Masonic flasks. No, they’re not for booze!

The Cheering Section: Masons and Baseball

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An old Masonic baseball jersey is a reminder of the fraternity’s long history with the game.

The Masonic Pursuit of Justice

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In celebration of Independence Day, Grand Lodge of California head archivist Joe Evans shares a blue transferware cup plate dated between 1818 and 1836 that suggests Lady Justice a Freemason.

Faith of Our Fathers

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At the birth of our country, the Masonic Founding Fathers who signed the U.S. Constitution instilled the values of Freemasonry within our democratic government.

The Broached Thurnel

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It was the late 1970s when Brett Welch, Garrett Chan, and Albert Lawson’s paths crossed for the first time.

Meaningful Objects

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Freemasonry’s material culture holds deep meaning for its members – and the same can be said for organizations throughout the world. Here, we look at examples of material culture within the fraternity and the wider world that convey emotional and experiential significance.

Our Material Worlds

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Material objects convey culture and reflect shared experiences that span time and geography. Few organizations have as rich a material culture as Freemasonry. Brothers’ lodge attire, jewelry, Masonic gifts, lodge rooms, and ceremonial tools have a profound effect on the member experience – and they do so by design.

Tips For Managing Masonic Records

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Lodges accumulate a mountain of records over the years, in the form of papers, books, artifacts, and photos. The sheer volume can get overwhelming.

Use these guidelines and tools to get rid of the clutter, and to take proper care of your lodge’s important records.

Standing the Test of Time

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The archives of the Henry Wilson Coil Library and Museum of Freemasonry in San Francisco contain more than 100 years’ worth of significant Masonic artifacts.

Leading With Beauty

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The Masonic rods that deacons and stewards use within the ceremonial lodge are imbued with meaning and symbolism.

The Legacy of Objects

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One lodge’s near-casualty inspired a renewed interest in preserving Masonic artifacts, and revealed a treasure trove of California history.

The Warrior Monk

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The historic namesake of the order of DeMolay carries with it a fascinating history that has long piqued curiosity and study.

The Flame Within a Heart

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The Order of DeMolay supports young men in building character and leadership skills that serve them for a lifetime. Its close friendship and enduring values provide vital support, cultivate deep understanding, and nurture emotional intelligence at a pivotal point in life.

From Missouri To The World

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Track DeMolay’s expansion from the United States to Canada, Europe, and beyond.

A Crown Of Youth

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Written in 1919, the DeMolay ritual is an amalgamation of Masonic traditions and influences.

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