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Monday, May 11, 2009

Henry W. Coil Library & Museum Launches Website


WBro. Adam Kendall sends the message that the new website for the Henry W. Coil Library & Museum, housed at the Grand Lodge of F. & A.M. of California, has been launched at www.masonicheritage.org. It contains links to view the museum and library collection, which will grow as more objects are added to the database. Also included is the present exhibit, as well as other information. A video that accompanies the "Builders of the Dream" exhibit will also be posted in the next week or so.

Adam is the Collections Manager of the library and museum.

The Henry Wilson Coil Library & Museum of Freemasonry is named after noted California attorney and Masonic author Henry Wilson Coil, whose most notable work is Coil’s Masonic Encyclopedia (1961, revised and updated by Allen E. Roberts in 1996). Founded in 1996 with a generous contribution from Henry Wilson Coil, Jr., the library and museum collections and archives cover centuries of Masonic history and more than 150 years of Freemasonry in California.

I had the honor to visit and speak at the Library and Museum in San Francisco two years ago, in conjunction with the Museum's hosting of the traveling Initiated Eye exhibit. California Masons have a facility of which they can be proud, that is helmed by a talented and enthusiastic Brother. If you can't visit in person, stop by the website.

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