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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

11th California Masonic Symposium 6/25/11: The Morgan Affair

Each year, the Grand Lodge of California F&AM and the California Masonic Foundation sponsor the Annual California Masonic Symposium. This event, open to both Masons and the public, addresses a topic of historical and philosophical relevance to Freemasonry in an academic setting.

The 2011 California Masonic Symposium, "Morgan Affair: The kidnapping that changed American Masonry," will be held June 25 at the Pasadena Scottish Rite Masonic Center.

Attend the 2011 Symposium for a discussion of the fact and fiction surrounding the Morgan Affair, the public outcry that nearly wiped out Masonry in this country, and why Freemasonry in the United States would never thereafter be the same.

Henry Wilson Coil Lecturer Mark A. Tabbert, director of collections at the George Washington Masonic Memorial, will discuss the impact on American lodges. His keynote presentation will detail how Freemasonry changed following the Morgan Affair, including new lodge practices designed to regain public trust and guard against infiltration.

The 11th California Masonic Symposium will be held June 25 at the Pasadena Scottish Rite. More information about presenters and registration will be available in the coming weeks.

Registration is free. For questions, contact Kim Hegg, program coordinator, at 415/292-9111 or khegg@freemason.org.

An archive of past papers presented at the Symposium in 2010 is available here.

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