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10 06, 2020
  • Artist

Art Contest: “Embodying Masonic Values”

2020-07-30T13:39:16-04:00June 10th, 2020|News|

The Masonic Library and Museum of Pennsylvania is sponsoring an art contest for amateur or professional artists, 18 and older, to submit original entries displaying a visual interpretation of Masonic Values pertaining to Freemasonry in Pennsylvania. Categories include oil, three-dimensional, drawing and print-making, water-based medium and digital imagery.

27 04, 2020
  • Finky the Clown with patient

Celebrating Donate Life Month with Masonic Blood+Organ Donor Program Ambassador Doug Fink

2020-04-27T12:27:07-04:00April 27th, 2020|News|

As a business owner; Past Potentate, Shrine Circus and Rodeo Chairman, LuLu Shrine; and incoming Junior Warden, Lodge No. 2, Philadelphia, Brother Doug “Finky” Fink (above, left) isn’t afraid of a little hard work. But his true calling is one of the hardest of all. “My job is to make people laugh,” he said – not referring to his [...]

21 04, 2020
  • Staff with donated flowers

Masonic Support During COVID-19

2020-04-21T12:00:24-04:00April 21st, 2020|News|

On behalf of the employees and residents of our Masonic Villages, I write to thank you and your families and friends for the overwhelming support we have received from the Grand Lodge, Blue Lodges and Pennsylvania Masons.

17 04, 2020
  • Members of the Lancaster Lodge

Six Questions of Freemasonry

2020-05-04T13:29:17-04:00April 17th, 2020|News|

Who Can Join? To qualify for membership, a petitioner must be male, at least 18 years of age, one who believes in the existence of a “Supreme Being,” of good moral character, motivated to join for reasons unrelated to personal gain or profit, prompted by a favorable opinion of Freemasonry, interested in learning and willing to practice the customs [...]

8 04, 2020
  • Sins of Our Masonic Fathers: The lost strength of fewness in American Freemasonry

Sins of Our Masonic Fathers: The lost strength of fewness in American Freemasonry

2020-04-08T11:30:44-04:00April 8th, 2020|Book Reviews, News|

“Sins of Our Masonic Fathers: The lost strength of fewness in American Freemasonry”, by John W. Bizzack, PhD. Reviewed by Cathy Giaimo, Librarian, The Masonic Library and Museum of Pennsylvania. “Sins of Our Masonic Fathers” by Brother John W. Bizzack is an examination of the history of American Freemasonry and its effect on membership. Brother Bizzack makes the point [...]

12 02, 2020
  • Masonic Blood and Organ Donor Program Ambassador Bro. Mark Nolf

A Breath of New Life

2020-02-13T15:38:51-05:00February 12th, 2020|News|

When Brother Mark Nolf, New Bethlehem Lodge No. 522, signed up to be an organ donor as a teenager, he never imagined that he would one day be the recipient of a life-saving organ. In the fall of 2012, he started experiencing shortness of breath. “I thought I was just getting fat and lazy,” he jokes, but it was [...]

Due to ongoing concerns surrounding the Coronavirus, Grand Master Thomas Gamon, IV is directing that no degree work will be conferred until further notice. All other Lodge activity and building rentals are permitted as long as ALL governmental guidelines are strictly adhered to. Thank you for your understanding of our precautions in making the health and wellbeing of our members a priority. For additional information and current restrictions, please call 215-988-1900.

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