Friday, October 02, 2009

Scottish Rite's National Heritage Museum: Anti-Masonic Exhibit


There's a brief article in the Edge section of the Boston Herald today about the Scottish Rite Northern Masonic Jurisdiction's National Heritage Museum in Lexington, featuring Jeff Croteau. The Museum has a new exhibit opening this weekend, "Freemasonry Unmasked!: Anti-Masonic Collections in the Van Gorden-Williams Library and Archives."

Also on display is "The Grand Lodge of Masons in Massachusetts: Celebrating 275 Years of Brotherhood," featuring more than 150 objects, photographs and documents related to Masonic history in Massachusetts.

Washington's House of the Temple, headquarters of the Scottish Rite Southern Jurisdiction, gets all of the press lately, because it has a beautiful, monumental building in D.C., and because of its role in The Lost Symbol. Don't short-sheet the AASR-NMJ (which has similar membership numbers as the Southern Jurisdiction, in spite of being in just 15 states). The museum is outstanding and well worth a visit if you are in the Boston area.

1 comment:

Nathan said...

Not only does the North have similar membership numbers, but we also have the largest Scottish Rite Valley in the world -- Indianapolis.

Not to mention the largest (and in my biased opinion, most beautiful) building dedicated to Scottish Rite Masonry -- the Indianapolis Scottish Rite Cathedral.

Take that, Albert Pike! :)