Masonic Tracing Boards and Trestle Boards: Their History and Significance Today

One of Freemasonry’s oldest symbols is the Masonic trestle board. Often confused with the tracing board, the trestle board is the blueprint of which our ancient fraternity was built upon. In this blog, we explore its history and meaning today. Read more

Oscar Wilde: Freemason & Literary Hero

Similar to his body of literary work, the life of Brother Oscar Wilde was grandiose, full of wit, and pondered life and society’s greater meaning. Learn more about the poetic Freemason, Oscar Wilde. Read more

A Man, a Mason, a Millennial

A millennial Mason's perspective on what it means to be a Freemason today. Read more

Our Gratitude, Your Impact: The 2020 Helping Hand Initiative

Last month, we launched the Helping Hand initiative to raise funds for our charity, the Grand Almoner’s Fund. Read more

The Spirit of Help Alive & Well

Brother Robert J. Bateman, 33° shares his experience with The Grand Almoner's Fund. This blog is part of a series for the Helping Hand Initiative highlighting the work of the Grand Almoner’s Fund. Read more

Living Our Obligation: My First Experience with the Grand Almoner’s Fund

A Brother shares his personal experience soliciting The Grand Almoner's Fund for support. This blog is part of a series for the Helping Hand Initiative which highlights the work of the Grand Almoner’s Fund. Read more

Words of Thanks

A Brother expresses his gratitude for the assistance he received from the Grand Almoner's Fund. Read more

Wisconsin Scottish Rite Partners with Northwestern Mutual Foundation to Help Children and Families

The Trustees of Wisconsin Scottish Rite have partnered with Northwestern Mutual to fund the Children’s Wisconsin: Milwaukee Hospital personal protective equipment (PPE) respirator project. Read more

Massachusetts Masons In Action

What began as a project putting together personal safety kits (masks, hand sanitizer, etc.) for Brothers and their families transformed into a much larger undertaking for the Massachusetts Consistory. Read more

Times that Try Men’s Souls

"The lesson of the cable tow reminds us of the bond we share as Brothers, a bond that must remain strong in the darkest days." Scottish Rite Grand Almoner Peter J. Samiec, 33° describes the importance and impact of the Grand Almoner's Fund during the COVID-19 crisis. Read more