Connecting today’s Freemasons with our rich history. Join us in exploring the people and places in New York state’s past.
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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
Most Worshipful Robert R. Livingston served as Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons in the State of New York. His influence on New York Masons is obvious, especially with the Chancellor Robert R. Livingston Masonic Library.
The functions of the Opening and Closing Ritual extends beyond stations and places. WB Galen Kabak details how this ceremony prepares Brothers to work together in harmony and balance.
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