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Freemasons and ‟The Protocols of the Elders of Zion”

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

The Protocols, first published in 1905 and still going strong today, purport to describe a fraudulent Jewish plot for world domination with the Freemasons as their unwitting stooges. This talk will delve into the history of this anti-Semitic publication and how Freemasons came to be featured in it. Attend Virtually Attend Live [...]

Researching & Writing “Doneraile Court: The Story of The Lady Freemason”

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

In her book, Kathleen Aldworth Foster details the life and times of The Lady Freemason, Elizabeth (St. Leger) Aldworth. Elizabeth's journey with Freemasonry began in the pre-Grand Lodge era and ended when she died in 1773/1775, at the dawning of the American Revolution. During this time, Elizabeth went from her unexpected initiation to being an [...]

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

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 [...]