apRiL 2015

Wednesday, april 22

2 PM

Family Program,  

The lexington Alarm

Each year at this time, the Museum 
displays an exciting piece of Ameri-
can history, the Lexington Alarm 
Letter. Written on April 20, 1775  
to notify the American colonies 
near and far that war had begun, 
the letter still conveys the urgency 
of the shocking news. Families are 
invited to work together on hands-
on, minds-on activities that explore  
the moment and the world in  
which this document was set down. 
Appropriate for ages 8 through 
adult. $6/family (members);  
$9/family (non-members). No  
registration necessary for this  
approximately 1.5 hour program.

Thursday, april 23

2 PM

Family Program,  

Get to Know Our Flag

April is a great month for flags! 
This family program explores the 
origins, history, legends and myths 
of the American flag. With the  
Museum’s historically significant 
15-star flag as a backdrop,  
participants will enjoy hands-on 
activities. Bring family and friends 
to discover some surprising April 
flag history. $5/family (members); 
$7/family (non-members).  
No registration necessary for  
this approximately one-hour  

Museum Calendar


Spring 2015 | Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library


alarm Letter, 

1775. Daniel 

Tyler. brooklyn, 



rite Masonic  


& Library, 


15-star flag, 1794–1818. scottish

rite Masonic Museum & Library,  

gift of John E. Craver, 95.021.  

photo by David bohl

May 2015

Saturday, May 9

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 col-
lectors and what places and events 
they deemed historic. Come explore 
these and more historic relics  
from the museum’s collection  
with museum staff on this free  
gallery tour.