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|Drawing on new research by authors Aimee E. Newell, Hilary Anderson Stelling and Catherine Compton Swanson, the book includes over 130 highlights from the Grand Lodge collection of more than 10,000 items acquired since 1733. These objects represent the rich heritage of Freemasonry in Massachusetts and tell stories of life in the fraternity, in the state and around the world. Some items were made or used by Massachusetts Masons, while others have associations with famous American Freemasons, such as George Washington (1732-1799) and Paul Revere (1734-1818).|
Introduced with a history of the Grand Lodge collection, the catalog treats the themes of Traditions and Roots, Ritual and Ceremony, Gifts and Charity, Brotherhood and Community, and Memory and Commemoration. Through the treasures of the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts collection, this publication explores the ordinary men, craftsmen and extraordinary leaders who built and sustained Freemasonry in Massachusetts for centuries.
|The book American Freemasons: Three Centuries of Building Communities, published jointly by the Museum of National Heritage (Lexington MA) and New York University Press in 2005, was written by Wor. Brother Mark A Tabbert. He is a Past Master of Mystic Valley Lodge (Arlington, MA) and is presently the Director of Collections at the George Washington Masonic National Memorial in Alexandria, Virginia.|
|R.W. Brother David P. Newcomb's poetry reflects on the meaning of the Masonic journey and those met along the way.|
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|R.W. Brother Walter H. Hunt's science fiction novel A Song in Stone places a 21st century main character in the Knights Templar in 1307, knowing that the Order will be destroyed on Friday, October 13. But what can he do about it? The book explores the Templar mythos surrounding the Rosslyn Chapel in Scotland.|
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