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If, like many of us, you suddenly find yourself stuck at home with a lot more time on your hands, you may be looking for any diversion you can find. In which case, there’s a whole world—or rather Internet—of Masonic blogs, videos, articles, and journals to peruse.

In the interest of lending our brothers a hand, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite online Masonic resources, from both the Masons of California library and from elsewhere in our Masonic universe, to help you kill a few hours—or days. See something you think we should add to the list? Drop us a line at or give us a holler on Facebook. Happy reading!

  • View past issues of California Freemason magazine and catch up with what’s happening in the fraternity at the CFM homepage.
    VISIT: California Freemason Digital Edition

  • Check out the Masons of California’s video archive of Masonic Education programs through VISIT: Masonic Education Videos

  • The Henry Wilson Coil Library and Museum of Freemasonry serves as a research source for Masons, academic scholars, and others who wish to explore the history of Freemasonry in California.
    VISIT: Henry Wilson Coil Digital Library

  • The Southern California Research Lodge has published their Masonic education publication Fraternal Review for over six decades. More recently, they’ve launched a new Masonic podcast.
    VISIT their channel here.

  • Keepers of the Word is an esoteric Masonic study blog—hosted by Masons based in San Pedro—that discusses a wide variety of cultures and Masonic practices.
    VISIT: Keepers of the World

  • The Midnight Freemasons are a group of Master Masons from various states that discuss different topics of Masonic interest—each from their own unique perspective.
    READ: Midnight Freemasons Blog

  • Interested in Masonry outside of California? Learn about other Grand Lodges using the “Grand Lodge of the Month” section of the George Washington Masonic National Memorial. The Grand Lodge of California was  featured back in 2018.
    VISIT: GW National Masonic Memorial Website

  • If esoteric knowledge is your goal, this documentary follows the progress of Freemasonry from its earliest beginnings right up to the present day.
    WATCH: Freemasonry: Tracking the Code

  • The United Grand Lodge of England’s Museum of Freemasonry offers an online catalogue for Masonic research that includes various objects of Masonic interest, from 18th-century song-books to jewels owned by King Edward VII.
    VISIT: UGLE Online Museum Catalogue

  • The Scottish Rite Masonic Museum and Library hosts a superb blog that includes all sorts of interesting Masonic archival finds and historical nuggets.
    VISIT: Scottish Rite Museum Blog