Illuminati, Freemasonry and the Psychology of Conspiracy Theories: Protecting the Craft

The Masonic Library and Museum of Pennsylvania 1 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA

This presentation will discuss Freemasonry and Illuminati: the real Illuminati, who are long gone, and the fake Illuminati, who never existed and won’t go away. Learn about the psychology of conspiracy theories and why Freemasonry can be such a frequent target of them, as well as ways Masons can respond when accused of being [...]

Let’s Have a New Masonic Temple! A Case Study in Courage and Stewardship

The Masonic Library and Museum of Pennsylvania 1 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA

The presentation will examine the vision, courage and perseverance of Grand Lodge in constructing our “New Masonic Temple” (1865 -1873) in the face of daunting financial risks, inclement weather and unforeseen impediments on the site. It will also explore the covenant of trust placed in future generations of Pennsylvania Freemasons to improve, maintain and preserve [...]