Lodge, Locality and Livelihood: Exploring Masonic lodges and their local links
- Have you wondered about freemasons in your community and the role they played in shaping its history?
- Do you care for records relating to freemasonry but would like to know more about them?
- Would you like to know more about interpreting the information they contain?
The programme includes the following presentations:
- A Bigger Picture: lodge stories on a wider stage, Dr Beverley Butler, UCL
- Freemasonry and sources for its study, by staff of the Library and Museum of Freemasonry, an introduction to printed and archive resources available for researching Masonic lodges in localities – where did lodges meet and how can I find out about them? Who were lodge members? What will Masonic records tell me about my community?
- Sources for local history, Matthew Piggott, Surrey History Centre, What records are available for research at a local record office? What information might they contain about freemasons and lodges?
- Lodges and locality: a case study presented by David Sermon, author - Men, not walls, make the city: Freemasonry in Winchester
After lunch there will be an opportunity to participate in practical sessions using original and facsimile printed and archive resources to explore the inter-relationship between Masonic and non-Masonic sources, c.1750 to 1950.
Booking essential. To book please find the booking form on our website at: www.freemasonry.london.museum/events/free-workshop-lodge-locality-and-livelihood/
or contact Len Reilly, Historical Records Survey Project Manager at:
Library and Museum of Freemasonry, Freemasons' Hall, 60 Great Queen Street, LONDON, WC2B 5AZ Tel: 0207 395 9256
Please provide the following details:
Your name, Organisation (if appropriate), Contact address, e-mail or telephone number, Any access or dietary requirements, All bookings will be acknowledged
(With thanks to Len Reilly, Historical Records Survey Project Manager)
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