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 […]

Regular Meeting and Election/Installation of Officers – Saturday, December 2, 2017

Topic:     The Good Shepherd: An Eighteenth Century Masonic System Du Bon Pasteur (The Good Shepherd) is an obscure and esoteric order of Freemasonry that was practiced in Poland in the mid-1700’s.  This twelve degree system combines elements of Gnosticism, alchemy, kabbalah, and chivalry in the same system.  The presentation will discuss the degrees of the […]

Regular Meeting – Saturday, October 14, 2017

Topic:  Masonic Funerals:  Identity, Performance, and Transformation Constructing a public-facing identity of Freemasonry within historical, contemporary, and theoretical contexts. Presenter: Carolyn Bain, Ph.D. A member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Texas Chapter #219 and president of the award-winning, digital media services firm, Bain Pugh & Associates, Inc,. Carolyn Bain, Ph.D., is a noted […]

Festive Board – Monday, August 7, 2017

Our popular annual Festive Board is being held:: Monday, August 7, 2017 Cash Bar – 6:30 p.m.      Dinner – 7 p.m. Location:  Columbia, MD    Distinguished Presentation: “Josephine Baker:  Erotic Dancer, Entertainer, WWII Hero, Humanitarian, Mason” Josephine Baker was an American-born French singer, dancer, actress, resistance fighter in World War II, and civil rights leader who […]

Regular Meeting – Saturday, May 6, 2017

Topic: Parallel Universes and Eternal Life One of the 25 Landmarks of Masonry is, “that every Mason must believe in a resurrection to a future life.” Scientists are now convinced that there are parallel universes.  Is it possible that a future or eternal life exists there?  And how might a transition to it occur? Presenter: […]

Regular Meeting – Saturday, March 11, 2017

Topic: Resources Available to Masonic Researchers Presenter: Edward Heimiller, Curator of the Maryland Grand Lodge Library and Museum Meeting Location: Grand Lodge of A.F. & A.M. of Maryland 304 International Circle Cockeysville, MD 21030 Meeting in the basement of the main building Lunch at 12 noon $15 payable at the door Meeting and Presentation 1 […]

Regular Meeting and Installation of 2017 Officers

MMRS Regular Meeting Saturday, December 3rd, 2016 at the Grand Lodge of A.F. & A.M of Maryland 304 International Circle Cockeysville, MD 21030  Meeting in the basement of the main building Lunch at 12 noon $15 payable at the door Please contact the Secretary ( to confirm your attendance  Meeting and Presentation 1 pm together with […]

Regular Meeting 05 November 2016

Saturday, November 5th, 2016 at Freedom Masonic Lodge #112 2253 Liberty Road Eldersburg, MD 21784 Lunch at 12 noon $15 payable at the door Please contact the Secretary ( to confirm your attendance Meeting and Presentation 1 pm MMRS is pleased to announce that Stephen J. Ponzillo, III, MWPGM of the Grand Lodge of Ancient […]