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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

Ben Franklin: A Freemason for the Ages

Boston-born Benjamin Franklin is one of the most notable Freemasons in history. Now through October 2024, visitors of the Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library can meet extraordinary Masons, like Benjamin Franklin, in their new exhibition, "The Masonic Hall of Fame: Extraordinary Freemasons in American History." Read more

The Ultimate Guide to Masonic Symbolism

Freemasons have used symbols and allegory to represent the principles and teachings of our Craft for centuries. We’ve compiled a list of resources to help further your understanding of Masonic symbolism. Read more

Comedian and Freemason Oliver Hardy

This article details the life, career, and Masonic journey of legendary comedian Oliver Hardy. Read more

A Marine’s Marine: John A. Lejeune

This article examines the life and accomplishments of Major General and Freemason, John A. Lejeune. Read more

Now Open: Masonic Hall of Fame Exhibition

The Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library cordially invites the public to their new interactive exhibition that showcases pivotal figures in Freemasonry and their unique contributions to American history. The Masonic Hall of Fame: Extraordinary Freemasons in American History just opened its doors and is on view through October 25, 2024, with new inductees added each year. Read more

The Traveling Men: Lewis & Clark

This article details the lives of American explorers Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, their historic expedition, and their journey as Freemasons. Read more

The Four-Star Mason: Jimmy Doolittle

This is the complete guide to Jimmy Doolittle’s famous raid and his journey in Freemasonry. Read more