Meetings

December 9th #metoo, Masculinity and Freemasonry

This is a discussion on how the #metoo movement caused a re-examination of what masculinity is, and what that means to a fraternal organization. CHANGE OF VENUE The event will be held at: Laurel-Wreath Lodge No. 149, AF&AM 209 Washington Blvd Laurel, MD 20707 Tim Sheils joined Masonry in 2013 and has served as Worshipful […]

October 14th “Women in Freemasonry Discussion Panel”

Our Panelists will be: Companion (PP)  Joi Grieg, member of Le Droit Humain, American Federation Raymonda Verdick, Most Worshipful Grand Commander, Grand Lodge Femenine Belgium Stephanie Bagot, Past Grand Master, George Washington Union Panel Moderator will be Companion Walter P. Benesch P.P. Kensington Masonic Temple, 4315 Howard Ave. Kensington, MD Catered Lunch 12 p.m. $20.00 […]

August 12th, 2023, Festive Board Luncheon at King’s Contrivance Restaurant 10150 Shaker Drive, Columbia, MD – Presenter Dr. Oscar Alleyne is an internationally recognized Masonic speaker who has presented over 100 lectures. He has been published in numerous Masonic Journals.

Presentation: Chevalier de Saint-George (December 1745 – June 1799). He was a French violinist, conductor and composer. A biracial Creole free man of color, the Chevalier is considered the first classical composer of African descent to receive widespread critical acclaim. He was France’s first Black Freemason and formed the Masonic symphony orchestra Le Cercle de […]

May 13, 2023 Meeting

“From the Temple to the Target: A Modern Take on Metallurgy” John Breck Silver Spring Lodge 410 University Blvd. W., Silver Spring, Md 20902.

Possible Influence of Plato’s Works in Masonic Ritual

Meeting March 25th Lunch at noon and the meeting will begin at 1 p.m. Edward D. Johnson, 32º, is Past Master of Pentalpha Lodge 194 in Germantown, Maryland and Past President of the Maryland Masonic Research Society. He is also a member of the Scottish Rite Valley of Washington, Orient of District of Columbia and […]

Meeting December 10th The Symbolism associated with the rough and perfect ashlar

“The Symbolism associated with the rough and perfect ashlar” The presentation will be about the symbolism associated with the rough and perfect ashlar. It will be a variation of a program he gave at Lodge Vitruvian in Indianapolis which was subsequently developed into an article for the Journal of the Masonic Society. Presenter: Daniel Hrinko

Symposium on Scottish Freemasonry in America

Symposium on Scottish Freemasonry in America on November 4, 5 & 6, 2022 hosted by the George Washington Masonic National Memorial! www.gwmemorial.org The Memorial is located at 101 Callahan Drive, Alexandria, Virginia, 22301.

Regular Meeting and Election of Officers on Saturday, October 8, 2022 at 1 p.m.

When: Oct 8, 2022 01:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwuf-6gqjwoE9Astwo6lv_KozrZTC7oB2BM After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Title: “Lodge Anatomy for Masons” This presentation explores alternate ways of looking at the Officer Stations as parts of our minds. We explore […]

Festive Board Meeting – Saturday, August 13, 2022 at 6 pm

This is our annual Festive Board and it will be held in the evening this year. There is limited seating so it’s recommended you RSVP quickly so  you can join us.   Besides the wonderful meal, there will be an excellent speaker: RSVP to mmrs1979@gmail.com  Payment information and instructions below. Location:  The King’s Contrivance, 10150 Shaker Drive, […]

Message from the President Iris Gomez

February 22, 2023 Dear Friends and Enthusiasts of Masonic Research, I want to share some good news about the Maryland Masonic Research Society (MMRS). The COVID years, when we could only hold meetings and presentations through Zoom, were a challenge. We were fortunate to have meetings and presentations that included domestic and international researchers and […]