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Sunday, November 05, 2017

1927 Masonic Education: The History of Solomon's Temple



I'm not sure why I only just stumbled on this one. Back on December 15, 2016, New York's Chancellor Robert R. Livingston Masonic Library hosted a magic lantern show that was narrated by Peter A. Flihan about the legendary and actual construction of Solomon's Temple. It is a recreation of a Masonic education presentation originally made using glass slides and the "magic lanterns" most of us have seen buried in a lodge closet or basement. The program was first made in 1927 by the Grand Lodge of New York, and a script circulated with the slide collection. It was state of the art lodge programming in its day.


This video was created by using the original lantern slides and a projector that are a part of the Museum's collection.

1 comment:

  1. There is so much good material now online that it would be easy for lodges to get av equipment and devote a half hour of each meeting to Masonic education. Just asa an example, the 2017 Paris conference papers at http://www.ipsonet.org/conferences/ritualconference-main/wcffh-2017-videos
    or the papers from the previous conference at http://www.ipsonet.org/conferences/ritualconference-main/wcffh-2015-conference-videos
    and companion sites.

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