Brother Larry Bowman will explore the masonic imagery and symbolism in the works of Scottish poet and lyricist Robert Burns. Burns is known as a symbol of Scotland and for his influence on the poetry of the Romantic Era (1800-1850). Burns was also a known Freemason: in 1781, a 22 year old Robert Burns was raised as a master mason in Lodge St. David Tarbolton. This event is open to all Master Masons.
Join us on July 13th for an in-depth, behind-the-scenes guided tour of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Holding 15.2 million original volumes it is listed as the 10th largest library it promises to be an interesting tour.
Followed by a short guided walking tour of Yale’s historical campus. We will meet at the New Haven Masonic Temple at 1PM and walk down to the tour at 1:30PM. This tour and the following Yale tour are open to the public but require RSVP here.
This presentation is a resource for members and others interested in writing their own masonic research paper. The topic: Taverns, Inns, and Punch: An Evidence-Based Approach to Researching and Writing about Local History will be presented by WB Leland Moore. Following the presentation, Br. Larry Bowman will unveil the lodge’s new style guide.
The presentation is designed to equip attendees with the tools to create their own evidence-based scholarly work. The presenter will cover critical thinking, research methods, sources, and the writing process with a focus on local masonic history. The presenter will also explore several case studies demonstrating that an evidence-based approach can be both fun and rewarding.
MLR's Annual Meeting will take place on December 19th at 7:30PM. All voting members should take due notice and attend if able. All non-voting members are also encouraged to attend. More information on papers/lectures/presentations TBD. MM’s only please.
Masonic Lodge of Research brings you a
SPECIAL HALLOWEEN SEASON evening
with the incomparable
W.Br. Dr. Albert Gallatin Mackey
Br. Mackey will be challenging the assembled brethren with with questions from his work:
Questions Every Mason Should Be Able To Answer
If time permits, we may also dust a paper off from the archive for a reading...more info tbd.
Please note: no books, cell phones or crystal balls will be allowed.
Join us for a guided tour of the New Haven Museum on July 21st. Museum staff will provide a curated tour of the Museum's current exhibits. The tour will culminate at the Whitney Library, a unique resource center concerning the history of New Haven and its families from the time of the New Haven Colony in the 17th century to the present.
The library's collection that include 30,000 printed works, 300 manuscript collections, architectural drawings, maps, broadsides, newspapers, scrapbooks, photographs, and microfilm.
Library staff will provide information on the collection and the uniques services available to researchers.
Please RSVP by emailing email@example.com with your preferred option, name, contact info, and number of guests by July 18th at the latest.
Lunch Option: Please bring $15 (lunch & registration) and meet us at 285 Whitney Avenue at 12:15Pm for a light lunch of sandwiches before walking over to the museum.
Tour Only Option: Please bring $4 for admission fees and plan on meeting us at the museum at 1:20PM for the 1:30PM tour.
Br. Larry L. Bowman will present his original research paper through a lecture exploring the symbols of freemasonry scattered throughout Yale's memorial quadrangle. The Lodge will open at 7:30PM. Open to MM's only.