Ill. Norm Crosby, 33°, Grand Cross, host of the Celebrating the Craft web event, with Sovereign Grand Commander Ronald A. Seale, 33° (Photography: Bro. Arthur W. Pierson, 32°, Pierson Photography, Falls Church, Va.)
When Frank initially interviewed for employment with the Council in 1962, he was actually given a driving test by one of the staff members, a young assistant secretary by the name of C. Fred Kleinknecht. Never known to be one to take a long time to make a decision, Fred’s judgment on Frank was immediate. Just a few blocks down the street and a quick pass through Rock Creek Park and Fred was satisfied—Frank was in.
Notes from the Conference of Grand Masters
Among the more unusual items in the Stephen J. Ponzillo, Jr. Memorial Library & Museum at the Grand Lodge of Maryland are a number of items related to R.M.S. Titanic. While the connection between the Titanic and Masonry may not be apparent, like everything in the museum there is a story.
A unique exhibit was staged in March 2012 at ‘Iolani Palace to celebrate the Masonic activity of King David Kalakaua, P.M., 33°.
After months of preparation and hype, the first ever “Celebration of the Craft” web event at last premiered on Saturday, May 19.
Freemasonry was booming in America in the 1820s when suddenly anti-Masonic hysteria gripped the country. Why did such promising times for Freemasonry so quickly become the worst of times, a nightmare of persecution?
We have quite a mixed offering this month, but that reflects my mixed reading tastes and those of so many of the readers of this column.
On April 10, 2012, the Supreme Council hosted its annual luncheon for George Washington University scholarship and fellowship recipients supported by the Supreme Council.
The International Conference on the History of Freemasonry (ICHF) will return to its origins May 24–26, 2013, at the Grand Lodge of Scotland.
Sunday evening May 13, 2012, the Valley of Charleston, West Virginia, opened its doors to the West Virginia Youth Symphony Orchestra and to the World Premier of the performance of “Vandalia,” commissioned by the West Virginia Youth Symphony.
Bro. Brad Paisley, 32°, is undeniably a world-class guitarist and country music star. At St. Louis’s Verizon Amphitheater during Brad’s opening night of his “Virtual Reality 2012” tour, he also became a life-long hero to two young men whose lives have been changed through the mission of the Scottish Rite.
On May 9, 2012, seven colleagues from the Folger Shakespeare Library came to visit the Library of the Supreme Council and to take a tour of the building.
This can probably be traced back to William Schaw of Scotland, the “King’s Master of Works and Warden-General” or also “Chief Master of Masons.”
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