Connecting today’s Freemasons with our rich history. Join us in exploring the people and places in New York state’s past.
Explore the past
Enter the Apprentice: The First Degree of Theodore Roosevelt
Wor. Bro. Ronald J. Seifried, DSA
On January 2, 1901, Theodore Roosevelt stepped inside the third-floor lodge room of Matinecock No. 806 F. & A.M in Oyster Bay, Long Island to be initiated into the degree of entered apprentice.
Development of Freemasonry in Albany
Wor. Bro. Michael A. Hernandez
On June 28, 1756, Alexander Lightfoot, an innkeeper of Albany, NY was laid to rest. According to The New York Mercury, “his corpse was attended by all gentlemen of the army, who were members of the Honorable Society of Free Masons.”
The Utica Masonic Temple
Featuring an interview with Bro. Rocco Garro
“When lodges go dark, the items go to Grand Lodge and somehow end up on the campus of the Masonic home in Utica.” » Read More
A Visit from a Future President
By W:. Ronald J. Seifried, DSA
On a late summer day in 1931, New York Governor Franklin D. Roosevelt travelled to Jephtha Lodge No. 494 in Huntington to commemorate the U.S. Constitution » Read More
More Light in Masonry
Read our latest blog posts featuring discussions and presenations
Five books every Brother should read for a better understanding of the esoteric and hidden meanings behind the mystical principles within the Craft.
“I found that there is a less known fifth element (Quintessence) that connects the other four elements and senses.”
Bottles of pure joy to share with your valentine this year! Great ideas that you can find at any liquor store.
My Brothers I have Stage 4 kidney failure. I am writing you today to see if any Brothers would enter the process of being matched for a potential kidney donation.
You need a gift that shows thought and class, something that doesn’t require you to know what size they wear, something you know they’ll actually use. You, my friend, need scotch.
There’s a reason why we love It’s a Wonderful Life: watching George Bailey’s story causes us to examine our own. Reflecting on the Masonic year has the same effect.
Must we have a conductor in our rituals? Absolutely, no two ways about that. The experience of leading and guiding a candidate and Brother, is very enriching regardless of what degree it takes place.
Toast the Holidays with five bourbons that are easy to find and won’t break your budget. Enjoy responsibly!
Meet Bro. Eric Morobito aka “The Walking Man.” Over the past 11 years, he has raised more than $60,000 for Shriners Hospitals, by walking.
The Purple Heart has a connection to Brother George Washington and a connection to New York State and a Grand Lodge of New York property.
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