Behind the Scenes: The Making of the 17°

We’re excited to bring you behind the scenes of the recent 17° production which was filmed at the Valley of Harrisburg. The cast and set design are made up of Brothers from the Valley of Harrisburg, who truly "put their all into making this degree a feast for the eyes," said M. Todd McIntosh, 33°, Active Member, who served as director of the degree. Read more

2019: A Year of Giving, Growth and Brotherhood

In honor of an incredible year, we’ve put together some 2019 highlights from around the Jurisdiction that highlight the strength of our brotherhood. Read more

Mozart: The Musical Freemason

Freemasons know well of the many trailblazing, impactful men who journeyed through the craft before them. Few have ever left as stirring a legacy behind as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, the famous composer who forever changed Western music. In this piece, we examine his life, his brief but devoted experience in Masonry and how it influenced his career. Read more

Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library Helps DeMolay Celebrate Centennial

DeMolay International just turned 100 year old this year. To celebrate, employees of the Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library provided the fraternal youth organization the gift of service. Read more

The Legacy of the Masonic Apron

The Masonic apron is perhaps the greatest symbol of Masonic tradition and history, serving as a reminder to every Mason their commitment to uphold the values of the Craft. Read more

Scottish Rite Rings: The Meaning Behind the Band

From the official 14° and 33° rings to custom 32° rings, Scottish Rite rings are a richly symbolic way to show your Masonic pride. Read more

The origins of the Square and Compasses

As Masons, we are used to seeing the square and compasses symbol. Whether we are identifying it while passing a Masonic building or proudly pinning it to our suit, this Masonic emblem is forever imprinted on our minds. Learn more about this Masonic symbol and its origins in our newest blog. Read more

Harry Houdini, the Masonic Magician

Harry Houdini is most commonly known for illusions like his suspended straitjacket escape, buried alive trick, and the “Houdini Upside Down.” However, many people do not know the man behind the magician, Freemason Eric Weiss. Learn more about the illusionist who brought magic into the hearts of millions: Read more

Even More Masonic Museums and Libraries to Visit in the US

If you’ve been patiently waiting for the follow-up to our first “Masonic Museums and Libraries to Visit in the US” blog, then the wait is over! We spotlight our own jewel in the crown, the Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library. Read more

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