Meetings

Regular Meeting and Election/Installation of Officers – Saturday, December 7, 2019 (morning meeting)

Topic:  A Timeline of High-Degree Masonry A Timeline of High-Degree Masonry focuses on the remarkably complex and interconnected group of Masonic organizations. We will begin our exploration from the base, where the Craft Degrees are controlled by Grand Lodges, and grafted onto these are “High Degrees” that expand and amplify the basic Craft ceremonies. This […]

Regular Meeting – Saturday, October 12, 2019

Topic:   Diluvian Origins: The Influence of the Noahide Flood Myth of Craft Masonry Diluvian Origins is a comparative study of worldwide flood mythologies. It explores the similarities between various oral traditions and cultural memories of catastrophic flood events, demonstrates the linkages between the Noahide flood myth and the York Craft Guild system, and examines historical […]

Festive Board on Monday, August 5, 2019 starting at 6:30 pm

You are cordially invited to the annual Festive Board celebration of the Maryland Masonic Research Society at 6:30 p.m. August 5, 2019, in Columbia, MD.  There is plenty of parking for guests. This is an open meeting, everyone is welcome —  you do not need to be a Mason to attend. The Muses Threnodie in Context […]

Regular Meeting – Saturday, May 4, 2019

Topic:   Motorized Masons: The Automobile Industry Evolution “Motorized Masons” explores key fraternal members who made history and revolutionized the Automobile Industry around the world. Most notable influencers range from Studebaker to Maytag. The Studebaker Corporation formed by five brothers, three of which who were Freemasons, started their family business from very early carriages to […]

Regular Meeting – Saturday, March 2, 2019

Topic:   Louis Goaziou the Man, the Freemason Francois Louis Goaziou’s life is a fascinating one with many great achievements as a man and writer.  He was a founder and long-time Grand Commander of the first Co-Masonic American Federation of Human Rights in the early 20th Century.  All the applicants to this first Co-Masonic Lodge had progressive […]

Regular Meeting and Installation of Officers – Saturday, December 1, 2018 (morning meeting)

Topic:   Early History of French Speaking Lodges in Baltimore  There is an interesting history of French-speaking Lodges in Baltimore in the late 18th and early 19th centuries.   Using several documents from the Museum of the Grand Lodge of Maryland, this presentation illustrates and Illuminates masonic continuity overcoming adversity with the waxing and waning of Lodges […]

Regular Meeting – Saturday, October 13, 2018

Topic:   The Meaning of Masonry by W. L. Wilmshurst W.L. Wilmshurst was a prolific writer, lecturer, Christian mystic, and advocate of the esoteric school of Freemasonry. His book, The Meaning of Masonry, offers Wilmshurst’s view of the deeper meaning of Masonry’s rituals and symbolism. The presentation relates the essence of Wilmshurst’s argument as described in […]

Festive Board on Monday, August 6, 2018 starting at 6:30 pm

You are cordially invited to the annual Festive Board celebration of the Maryland Masonic Research Society at 6:30 p.m. August 6, 2018,  t in Columbia, MD .  There is plenty of parking for guests. This is an open meeting, everyone is welcome —  you do not need to be a Mason to attend. The Evolution […]

Regular Meeting – Saturday, May 5, 2018

Topic:   “Is Harry Potter a Freemason?” In the books from “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” (British title) to “Deathly Hallows”, a careful reader can find multiple Masonic symbols.  The first book alone traces Harry’s journey as an E.A.  How?  Come and listen to the talk.  For those who are unfamiliar with the books, there […]

Regular Meeting – Saturday, March 3, 2018

Regular Meeting Saturday, March 3, 2018 Topic:   Muses Threnodie:  Poetic License or Historical Insight?  “Muses Threnodie” is a poem published in Scotland in 1638. It contains a reference to Masonry that suggests a connection between Masonry and the Rosicrucian movement. The presentation explores the theory that Masonry has its origins in Rosicrucianism. The presentation describes […]