Monday, May 24, 2010

10th California Masonic Symposium: 5 June


The 10th Annual California Masonic Symposium is fast approaching on June 5, 2010!

This symposium is a milestone not only because it is the 10th annual, but also because in the course of ten years, the interest in Freemasonry, [and] its culture and history has expanded exponentially in our own lodges, as well as academia.

The California Masonic Symposium encourages scholasticism in Freemasonry by providing a platform for the foremost historians and scholars who recognize the distinct impact the Craft has had upon societies internationally, particularly the Americas.

This year’s symposium explores Freemasonry’s arrival on the shores of North America by way of the armies of the Crown and its subsequent role in the emergence of American Democracy and its influence on the American soldier.

The 2010 speakers include:

* Henry Wilson Coil Lecturer Dr. Steven C. Bullock, professor of United States history at Worcester Polytechnic Institute and author of "Revolutionary Brotherhood: Freemasonry and the Transformation of the American Social Order, 1730-1840"

* Matthew Crow, graduate student in American history at the University of California, Los Angeles and co-developer of the UCLA course "Freemasonry, Civil Society, and American Democracy"

* Dr. Jessica L. Harland-Jacobs, associate professor at the University of Florida and author of "Builders of Empire: Freemasons and British Imperialism, 1717-1927"

Panel discussion to follow.

Please join our distinguished guests, along with your fellow Masons from around the state, for this exciting and informative event!

Date: June 5, 2010

Location: San Francisco Scottish Rite Center
2850 19th Avenue San Francisco, CA 94132-1602

Time:  9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Symposium Fee: Registration is free [before May 22, 2010]

Complimentary parking is available in the Center’s garage. Event open to the public.

Meals are not included. Optional Lunch will be available for $15 per person with advanced purchase.

Please register by form at

For questions, please contact Kim Hegg, Program Coordinator, at 415-292-9111 or

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