JuLy

Saturday, July 12

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, gavels made from wood from 
famous trees, or bits of stone col-
lected on tourists’ journeys all tell  
us something about their collectors 
and what places and events they 
deemed historic. Free. 

Saturday, July 26

2 PM

Gallery talk: a Sublime 

brotherhood: 200 years of 

Scottish Rite Freemasonry 

in the Northern Masonic 

Jurisdiction

Join Aimee E. Newell, the Museum’s 
Director of Collections and curator 
of the exhibition, to learn about the 
Scottish Rite’s French roots, its 
founding in America two centuries 
ago and its evolution into one of the 
most popular American fraternal 
groups during the 1900s. The exhi-
bition includes photos, costumes, 
and Scottish Rite materials, many 
of which have never previously 
been on view. Free.

AuGuSt

Saturday, August 9

2 PM

Gallery talk: Prized Relics: 

Historic Souvenirs from 

the Collection

See July 12 Gallery Talk for details. 

Summer/Fall 2014 Calendar

Saturday, october 4

2 PM

Cartographic encounters: 

Native americans in the 

exploration and Mapping 

of North america

John Rennie 
Short, Professor,  
University  
of Maryland
Drawing on 
diaries and  
official reports, 
Professor Short 
will demon-
strate how  
Native Americans were an essential 
element in the European and Amer-
ican exploration and mapping of 
North America in the 18th and 19th 
centuries. He will highlight their 
role as guides, informants and map-
makers. This program, part of a series 
related to the Museum & Library’s 
collection of historic maps, is spon-
sored by the Ruby W. and LaVon 
P. Linn Foundation. Free. 

november

Saturday, november 22

10 Am to 12:30 Pm

workshop: How to  

Do History with online 

Mapping tools

Joanne Riley, University archivist, 
UMass boston
Metroboston DataCommon
Digital mapping is being used by 
more and more historians to create 
visual representations of historical 
data. Here in the Boston area, the 
MetroBoston DataCommon pro-
vides free applications that allow 
everyone and anyone to map pub-
lically available data. We will share 
how to explore local history in the 
Metro Boston area through digital 
mapping. Staff from the MetroBoston 
DataCommon will show partici-
pants how to make the most of the 

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Summer 2014 | Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library

September

Saturday, September 6

2 PM

Gallery talk: Prized Relics: 

Historic Souvenirs from the 

Collection

See July 12 Gallery Talk for details. 

Saturday, September 13

2 PM

Reinventing the Map

Susan Schulten, Professor,  
University of Denver

In a culture 
saturated 
with maps, 
we are  
accustomed 
to making 
them instant-
ly and rep-
resenting  

virtually any type of data. Our con-
temporary use of maps is rooted in 
a shift that took place well over a 
century ago. In the 19th century 
Americans began to use maps not 
only to identify locations and repre-
sent the landscape, but to organize, 
display, and analyze information. 
Through maps of the environment, 
the distribution of the institution of 
slavery, the census, epidemics, and 
even their own history, Americans 
viewed themselves and their nation 
in new ways. This program, part  
of a series related to the Museum & 
Library’s collection of historic maps, 
is sponsored by the Ruby W. and 
LaVon P. Linn Foundation. Free. 

october

Saturday, october 4

12 NooN

Gallery talk: Prized  

Relics: Historic Souvenirs 

from the Collection

See July 12 Gallery Talk for details.