Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library | Spring/Summer 2014    


Registration is $65 ($60 for museum 
members) and includes morning  
refreshments, lunch and a closing  
reception. For more information,  
contact Hilary Anderson Stelling,  
Director of Exhibitions and Audience  
Development, at 
or 781-457-4121. 


his day-long symposium 
seeks to present the newest 
research on American fra-
ternal groups from the past 

through the present.  By 1900, over 
250 American fraternal groups exist-
ed, numbering six million members.  
The study of their activities and in-
fluence in the United States, past and 
present, offers the potential for new 
interpretations of American society 
and culture.


• “‘The Farmer Feeds Us All’: The

Origins and Evolution of a Grange 
Anthem,” Stephen Canner,  
Independent Scholar

• “Painted Ambition: Notes on Some

Early Masonic Wall Painting,”
Margaret Goehring, Assistant   
Professor of Art History, New 
Mexico State University

• “The Colored Knights of Pythias,”

Stephen Hill, Phylaxis Society

• “Mid-Nineteenth Century Lodges:

Middle-Class Families in the
Absence of Women,” Kristen   
M. Jeschke, Adjunct Professor, 
DeVry University

• “Pilgrimage and Procession: The

Knights Templar Triennial Conclaves
and the Dream of the American 
West,” Adam Geoffrey Kendall, 
Henry Wilson Coil Library &  
Museum of Freemasonry, Grand 
Lodge of F. & A.M. of California

• “Bragging Brethren and Solid

Sisters? Contrasting Mobilization
Patterns among Male and Female
Orders during the Spanish-American 
War,” Jeffrey Tyssens, Professor  
of Contemporary History, Vrije 
Universiteit Brussels

• Participants’ choice of a staff-led

tour of “A Sublime Brotherhood: 
Two Hundred Years of Scottish 
Rite Freemasonry in the Northern 
Masonic Jurisdiction,” a behind-
the-scenes tour of the museum’s 
collection storage or a tour of 
highlights from the Van Gorden-
Williams Library and Archives.

PersPectives on AmericAn  

FreemAsonry & FrAternAlism 

FridAy, APril 11, 2014


he Van Gorden-Williams Library & Archives is pleased  
to announce that its new and improved online catalog  

is up and running. We think you’ll find that the catalog 
both looks and works better than ever. You can use the 
link below to have a look, and bookmark it for future refer-
ence. If you prefer the classic interface, you can still ac-
cess that by clicking on “Classic Catalog” in the top left 
corner of the library catalog page. Happy searching! 
 The Library & Archives is open to the public 10 AM– 
4:30 PM, Wednesday-Saturday. Reference assistance  
is provided in person, by phone, or by e-mail. You may  
contact us at 781-457-4109 or  
We’d love to hear from you!

the vAn GorDen-WilliAmS liBrAry & ArchiveS neW online cAtAloG


Masonic Magic Lantern slide—Master   

Mason’s Lodge, 1880–1900, american,   

scottish rite Masonic Museum & Library   

Collection, un2000.0131.49.

The symposium is funded in part by the Supreme Council, 33° N.M.J., U.S.A.