Scottish Rite NMJ Blog



Ben Franklin and the Lodge of Nine Sisters

Franklin is a former Master of France’s Lodge of Nine Sisters (La Loge des Neuf Soeurs). This article explores the history of the lodge and his time as a member. Read more

The Four Lodges of England

This article describes how The Four Lodges of England formed the world’s first Masonic Grand Lodge and established modern Freemasonry. Read more

The Eye of Providence

This article explores the history of the Eye of Providence and explains its significance within Freemasonry. Read more

The Legacy of Bro. Harry Truman

This article details the life and career of President Harry S. Truman and his experience as a Freemason. Read more

The Meaning of “Rough Ashlar”

This article explains the symbolic significance of the rough ashlar in Freemasonry and its use in the fraternity’s teachings. Read more

An American Freemason: John Wayne

John Wayne was a one-of-a-kind talent and a passionate Freemason. This article explores his acting career and his journey within the craft. Read more

A Patriotic Brother and Artifact

The United States 15-Star Flag is a unique artifact in the Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library’s collection not just because of its age, but connection to American patriotism and history. In this blog, we explore its significance and potential connection to Freemasonry. Read more

The History of the 18°

This article explores the complex history and evolution of the Scottish Rite’s 18th degree, the Knight of the Rose Croix of H.R.D.M. Read more

The D-Day Heroics of Bro. Leonard “Bud” Lomell

On June 6th, 1944, the Allied Forces stormed the beaches of Normandy, France and began the greatest military campaign the world has ever known. Pivotal to their success that day was the courageous actions of a 24-year-old sergeant in the 2nd Ranger Battalion, Bro. Leonard G. "Bud" Lomell. Read more

What is a Mason “at sight”?

This article explains what it means to be a made a Mason “at sight” and the history of this practice. Read more