Art Tours

The Masonic Temple in Philadelphia will be conducting a limited series of tours focused around the Temple's magnificent art collection. The first set of art-themed tours will highlight our wonderful collection of William Rush sculpture. William Rush is considered America's first major sculptor. The Masonic Temple in Philadelphia has seven statues by Rush - [...]

2018-12-24T10:41:08-05:00December 24th, 2018|

Masonic Temple, Library and Museum Internship “Brings History to Life.”

“Freemasonry has shaped so much of US history – the Masonic Temple, Library and Museum brings history to life,” Hunter Winters, Carlisle Lodge No. 260, said, when asked why people should visit. He was a part of that process for five weeks this summer when he interned there. Through this experience, he learned “how the [...]

2018-09-24T15:24:52-05:00October 3rd, 2018|

Art Contest: “Embodying Masonic Values”

The Masonic Library and Museum of Pennsylvania is sponsoring an art contest for amateur or professional artists, 18 and older, to submit original entries displaying a visual interpretation of Masonic Values pertaining to Freemasonry in Pennsylvania. Categories include oil, three-dimensional, drawing and print-making, water-based medium and digital imagery. Selected artwork will earn monetary awards and [...]

2018-09-28T12:46:11-05:00June 8th, 2018|

200th Birthday of the Masonic Temple Library!

Those of our readers with long memories may ask, “How can we celebrate 200 years in 2017, when we just celebrated 100 years in 1971?” This time, we celebrate the organization, in 1817, of the original committee charged with putting the cherished, but “back-burner” idea into action. The Second Degree of Freemasonry enjoins us to [...]

2018-12-12T14:02:01-05:00May 4th, 2017|