Spring Message

My Brothers, Spring is now Officially upon us, the time is now measured in Daylight Saving Time, and we are rapidly approaching the Easter/Passover season, with all the joy and family celebrations that comes along. We all celebrate the end of Winter, and the resurgence of plant life, fresh starts for all, and holidays for Continue reading “Spring Message” »

Chrysler Building

Chrysler Building The Chrysler Building is an Art Deco style skyscraper located on the East Side of Midtown Manhattan in New York City, at the intersection of 42nd Street and Lexington Avenue in the Turtle Bay neighborhood. At 1,046 feet, the structure was the world’s tallest building for 11 months before it was surpassed by Continue reading “Chrysler Building” »

Central Park Zoo

Central Park Zoo The Central Park Zoo is a small 6.5-acre zoo located in Central Park in New York City. It is part of an integrated system of four zoos and the New York Aquarium managed by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), and is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). The zoo Continue reading “Central Park Zoo” »

LeFrak City

LeFrak City LeFrak City (originally spelled Lefrak is a very large apartment development in the southernmost region of Corona and the easternmost part of Elmhurst, a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Queens It is located between Junction Boulevard, 57th Avenue, 99th Street and the Long Island Expressway. The complex of twenty 16-story Continue reading “LeFrak City” »

GLC Noble 9th 2017

  Grand Lecturer Convention 9th Manhattan March 30, 2017 The Noble Ninth Grand Lecturer Convention (GLC) began once again at the Villagio Restaurant which is known for their great Italian dishes and warm décor.  The evening began with a social hour and meeting with the Wardens’ Association and many of the district’s leadership.  After the Continue reading “GLC Noble 9th 2017” »

Santa Anna’s 1825 Scottish Rite Certificate

This is an extraordinary Scottish Rite certificate that confirms the previously undocumented membership status of Mexican President and General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna. Click here to see the full artifact record in our Online Museum. There had always been the rumor of Santa Anna giving the Masonic sign of distress, which kept General Houston (a […]

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George Washington Event

The 285th anniversary of the birth of our distinguished Brother and our nation’s’ first President will be observed at the George Washington Headquarters site at Tappan, NY in the Carriage House on the grounds of the DeWint House on Sunday, February 19, 2017 at 1:00 PM. All Brethren, family and fiends are invited to participate. […]

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District Lodge Representatives Visit the Children’s Cancer Center Lebanon

On Thursday, December 28, 2016, representatives from the District Grand Line Officers from The District Grand Lodge of Syria-Lebanon visited the Children’s Cancer Center of Lebanon (CCCL) and offered a donation and 20 presents in names of both Grand Master MW Jeffrey Williamson and DiGM RW Armen Isphahani. This donation was collected from the lodges […]

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Bible Markers

There is nothing in the existing Standard Work and Lectures (SWL) that specifies that the Bible is to be opened to a specific passage of scripture when the Lodge is working in a specific Degree.  To the best of my knowledge, it is one of those things that has been assumed to be “known.”  When […]

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United Kingdom Trip

On behalf of the Most Worshipful Grand Master of New York, Jeffrey Williamson, it is with great pleasure that I invite you to join us on an historic journey to the United Kingdom. Here, we will explore our Scottish Masonic roots as well as celebrate the 300th Anniversary of the United Grand Lodge of England. […]

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Painting, “First Working Tool” by Paul Orban 1929

Within the Museum Collection of the Grand Lodge of New York are many original paintings which illustrated The New York Masonic Outlook, the Grand Lodge’s official periodical and precursor to The Empire State Mason. This painting was by Paul Orban, an artist who was born in 1896 and who died in 1974. Paul Orban is known mostly for his illustration […]

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GLC Monroe District 2016

Grand Lecturer Convention Monroe District November 29, 2016 What a wonderful time was had by all at the Monroe District Grand Lecturer Convention in the Monroe District.  The events began with a homemade dinner at Fairport-Flower City Lodge.  The convention was opened a little differently than usual.  All in attendance formed a chain of Brotherly […]

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1797 Sign, “E. Crosby’s Inn”

This very rare, two-sided inn sign is believed to have belonged to Epenetus Crosby, who “was an early tavern-keeper in Patterson, NY, on the road running south to Cowl’s Corners…” (Lathrop, 1926, pg. 265) See the full record in the Grand Lodge’s Online Museum by clicking here. Signs such as this advertised businesses, and, “when increased travel led to […]

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Perinton

  Perinton Perinton (originally Perrinton (in federal censuses) and sometimes Perrington when still part of Ontario County) is a town in Monroe County.    The village of Fairport is within the town on the Erie Canal.  Perinton is adjacent to the village of East Rochester (west), and the towns of Victor (south), Macedon (east), Pittsford (southwest), […]

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Ontario County

Ontario County Ontario County is a county in New York State. The county seat is Canandaigua.  Ontario County is part of the Rochester, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area.  In 2006, Progressive Farmer rated Ontario County as the “Best Place to Live” in the U.S., for its “great schools, low crime, excellent health care” and its proximity […]

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Happy Thanksgiving!

My Brothers, The Thanksgiving Holiday is now upon us. This is one of the totally American holidays and honors the harvest and the bounty of foods that nourish us and enrich our lives. Thanksgiving is a holiday at which time we all try to get together with our families and celebrate. Let us all take a moment to reflect […]

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