DecemBer 2014

Saturday, December 13

10 am to 4:30 pm

Sunday, December 14

12 NooN to 4 pm

Model Trains

An annual favorite, the HUB  
Division of the National Railroad 
Association will delight fans young 
and old with their model train  
display. $5/individual; $5/family 
(members of either organization); 
$7/family (non-members).

FeBruAry 2015

Saturday, February 7

2 pm

Gallery Talk, Prized Relics: 

Historic Souvenirs from 

the Collection 

In the 1800s Americans became 
increasingly interested in collecting 
souvenirs that physically connected 
them to important places, people 
and events in the emerging national 
story. Fragments of a cherished quilt, 
medals crafted from copper taken 
from George Washington’s tomb, 
or bits of wood and stone collected 
on tourists’ journeys all tell us 
something about their collectors 
and what places and events they 
deemed historic. Come explore 
these and more historic relics from 
the Museum’s collection with Mu-
seum staff on this free gallery tour.

Saturday, February 14

10 am to 4:30 pm

Sunday, February 15

12 NooN to 4 pm

NTRAK Model Train 

Show

Join the Northeast NTRAK Modu-
lar Railroad Club for a February 
vacation weekend of fun. Proceeds 
will benefit both organizations.  

Museum Calendar

mArch 2015

Saturday, march 7

11 am

Gallery Talk, Prized  

Relics: Historic Souvenirs 

from the Collection

See description for February 7.

Saturday, march 21

12 NooN

Gallery Talk, “Every  

Variety of Painting for 

Lodges”: Decorated  

Furniture, Paintings and 

Ritual Objects from the 

Collection

See description for February 21.

Saturday, march 21

2 pm

Uncle Sam Wants You! 

American Citizens and 

their Obligations on the 

World War I Home Front

Christopher Capozzola,  
Associate Professor of History, 
MIT School of Humanities,  
Arts, and Social Sciences
When most Americans think about 
what it means to be a citizen, they 
think of their rights—but what are 
citizens’ obligations, and how does 
war change those duties? During 
the First World War, Americans 
contemplated, debated, and en-
forced the obligations of citizen-
ship, with legacies that reverberate 
today. Drawing heavily on the his-
tory of New England communities, 
and looking in particular at military 
conscription and wartime policies 
regarding bonds and taxes, this 
talk explores a crucial moment in 
America’s history and its lessons  
a century later.

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Fall 2014 | Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library

Admission: $5/individual; $5/family 
(members of either organization); 
$7/family (non-members). 

wednesday, February 18

2 pm 

Family Program, Pieces  

of the Past—Telling Stories 

with Historic Relics 

Bring family and friends to explore 
the fascinating stories behind the 
historic souvenirs in our exhibition. 
We will start with an exploration of 
the “Prized Relics: Historic Souve-
nirs from the Collection” gallery, 
where we will see pieces of the past 
saved by heroes and history fans. 
Then, participants can work together 
on hands-on activities that engage 
the imagination. Appropriate for 
ages 8 through adult. $6/family 
(members); $9/family (non-mem-
bers). No registration is necessary 
for this approximately 1.5 hour 
program.

Saturday, February 21

2 pm

Gallery Talk, “Every  

Variety of Painting for 

Lodges”:  Decorated  

Furniture, Paintings and 

Ritual Objects from the 

Collection

Come learn about the different 
kinds of paintings and decorated 
furniture craftsmen produced for 
Masonic lodges in the 1800s. This 
gallery talk will also introduce some 
of the ornamental painters—both 
amateur and professional—who 
drew on their talents to create  
colorful aprons, illustrations  
and designs for Masonic clientele. 
Attendees will also see some of  
the many works Masons commis-
sioned, including portraits, paint-
ings and miniatures, to reflect their 
pride in the fraternity.