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California Masonic Symposium

The Grand Lodge of California and the California Masonic Foundation sponsor the California Masonic Symposium annually. Each symposium addresses a topic of historical and philosophical relevance to Masonry. Many symposia are open to the general public.

The Moscow Archives

San Francisco: June 3
Pasadena: June 4

In 1940, a Nazi task force seized the entire archival collection of the Grand Orient of France. More than 22,000 files - 200 years of fraternal history - were sent to Berlin, Silesia, and finally Moscow, where they remained until the turn of the century. Join Pierre Mollier and other esteemed Masonic historians in exploring the fascinating journey of these remarkable documents.

Registration will be open in late 2016.



Past events

Past symposia have focused on the Masonic ritual, the early grand lodge era, Latin American Freemasonry, Freemasonry in revolutionary America, the American frontier, women in Freemasonry, and a variety of other topics.

Read papers from past symposia.

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