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Pennsylvania Masonic News

  • Craig W. Shaffer, DDGM, 5th District

Expanding Your Circle

Brother Craig Shaffer, District Deputy Grand Master, 5th Masonic District, wasn't ready to be actively involved when he first joined the fraternity. He later recommitted to the brotherhood, determined to become Worshipful Master by his 50th birthday.

  • Brother Catts

Brotherly Help During a Trying Time

Brother Darrin D. Catts, District Deputy Grand Master – 42nd Masonic District, shares how thanks to the efforts of brethren across his district, one brother’s financial needs for a cancer trial were met without strain on his family

  • 2019 Masonic Art Winners Announced

Masonic Art Contest Winners Announced

On Oct. 4, Grand Master S. Eugene Herritt welcomed brethren and guests to the Grand Exhibition Gala. This event was held at the Masonic Temple in Philadelphia to celebrate the opening of the juried art show sponsored by The Masonic Library and Museum of Pennsylvania. All artwork entered displayed a visual interpretation of Freemasonry in Pennsylvania. All artwork was reviewed by a jury of their peers composed of Brother Alvin E. Just, DDGM-41; William Scott [...]

  • David Moore, DDGM 29

Brothers in Health and in Sickness

Brother David Moore, District Deputy Grand Master - 29th Masonic District, had a Masonic encounter in his professional life that reminded him of the impact of a fraternal bond even when in crisis.

  • 2nd Annual Masonic Charities Sporting Clays

2nd Annual Masonic Charities Sporting Clays Results

Thanks to our generous sponsors, these events netted Raised for Masonic Charities! Seven Springs Event Results High Overall Winner with a Score of 96: Ken Heese Runner-up: Mark Altomari High Overall Female with a Score of 87: Lisa Frederick Winning Team: Joe and Lisa Frederick Runner-up Team: Ken Brooks, Paul Means, Jeff Conko and Nate Lilly Lehigh Valley Event Results High Overall Winner [...]

  • Brother Duncan

How I Became a Better Man

Brother Alan P. Duncan, District Deputy Grand Master – 26th Masonic District, shares a personal story about the value of mentorship in the fraternity.

  • Hurricane Dorian

Bahamas Disaster Relief Appeal

Brother and other interested parties, On September 1, the eye of Hurricane Dorian made landfall on the Abaco Islands with maximum sustained winds of 185 mph (295 km/h), making it the strongest hurricane on record to affect the Bahamas. Dorian ripped through the northern Bahamas as a category five hurricane with wind gusts of 200 mph (300 km/h) and huge storm surges. Hurricane Dorian killed at least 50 people in the Bahamas - 42 on [...]

  • Nebraska Flooding Appeal

Nebraska Disaster Relief Appeal

Nebraska Grand Master Robert W. Moninger has asked the Masonic Service Association to issue a Disaster Relief Appeal. Nebraska has experienced historic flooding in the eastern part of the state and devastating blizzards in central and western Nebraska with major loss of farm and ranching assets and income.

  • Ken Hudson

Meet a Mason – Bro. Ken Hudson, Lodge No. 43, Lancaster

Bro. Ken Hudson, Lodge No. 43, Lancaster, often wears a T-shirt which reads on the back: “Hazmat Technician. If you see me running, run the other way.” This may be true at the scene of an accident or spill, but people are more likely to flock to Ken and his big heart.

  • Dr. Glenys A. Waldman, Librarian

Saying Goodbye

After 30 years with the Masonic Library and Museum of Pennsylvania, Dr. Glenys A. Waldman, Librarian, is retiring this year. Dr. Waldman, the first female and first professionally-trained librarian at the Masonic Library, was the last to hold the title of Librarian and Curator, 2000-2005. As the curatorial responsibilities of the Museum became more complex, she became Librarian in 2005, and Bro. Dennis P. Buttleman, Jr., was named Curator. Catherine L. Giaimo, Assistant Librarian since [...]


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In celebration of its 150th anniversary, The Masonic Temple/Library and Museum of Pennsylvania will be open to the public for free guided tours the first Sunday of April, May & June. Tour times will be every 20 minutes, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:50 a.m., and 1 p.m. to 3:20 p.m.

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