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What is a Scottish Rite Cap?

Curious about the meaning behind our Scottish Rite caps? Learn about the significance of these Masonic caps and what they mean to Brothers traveling through the Craft in our blog. Read more

Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library

Welcome to Lexington, Massachusetts, home of the Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library and the Scottish Rite, Northern Masonic Jurisdiction headquarters. Opened in 1975, this influential institution tells the story of Freemasonry and fraternalism in the context of American history. Read more

What is the Lodge of Perfection?

This article explores the history of the Lodge of Perfection and its role in Scottish Rite Freemasonry. Read more

The Green Dragon Tavern Sign’s Winding Legacy

An exploration of the legacy of Boston’s Green Dragon Tavern and their famous sculptural green dragon sign. Read more

Q&A with Brother, Historian, and Author Mark Tabbert, 33°

Historian and author Brother Mark Tabbert, 33°, discusses his new book “A Deserving Brother: George Washington and Freemasonry” and shares his expert perspective on Scottish Rite Freemasonry and George Washington’s Masonic life. Read more

Walter Leslie Wilmshurst: Freemason and Author

Walter Leslie Wilmshurst was an English author, lawyer, and Freemason, who famously wrote “The Meaning of Masonry” (1922) and “The Masonic Initiation” (1924). Read more

The Makings of the 17th Degree

In modern Scottish Rite Freemasonry, the 17th degree dramatizes a picture of human failure, and social and moral behavior. Read more

Brother Clifton Truman Daniel: Keeping Harry Truman’s Family Legacy Alive

Brother Clifton Truman Daniel shares his experience portraying his grandfather President Harry Truman in the play “Give ‘Em Hell, Harry.” Read more

Celebrating African American Freemasons and Their Impact

In honor of Black History Month, we honor notable African American Freemasons and their impact throughout history. Read more

The Legacy of Brother Voltaire

You may know Voltaire as a leading philosopher and writer of the Enlightenment period, but what many may not know is that he was initiated into Freemasonry just a month before his death in 1778. Read more