Archive from February, 2014
Feb 28, 2014 - Masonry in the News    No Comments

The Path that Led the Way

californiahenrycoilmuseumtrowelFrom the Grand Lodge of California:

For the fourth consecutive year, the Henry Wilson Coil Library and Museum of Freemasonry will join more than 50 other local historical and cultural organizations March 1-2 at The Old Mint in San Francisco to celebrate the diverse history of the city and the organizations that have contributed to it.

This heralded event brings together professional local historians from throughout San Francisco for celebration of and inquiry into the city’s past. Each organization will be setting up “mini-museums” and visitors are invited to rediscover the history of the city through artifacts, photographs, films, and oral histories.

Don’t miss the HWC Library and Museum’s display, featuring San Francisco’s Masonic history including historical treasures such as the ceremonial trowels that dedicated the cornerstones of the landmark building that the event is being held in!

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Feb 18, 2014 - Famous Masons    No Comments

On this day in history…

WilliamTaftOn this day in 1909, 27th President of the United States, William Taft, was initiated into Freemasonry as an Entered Apprentice Mason.

From Wikipedia:

William Howard Taft (September 15, 1857 – March 8, 1930) was the 27th President of the United States (1909–1913) and later the tenth Chief Justice of the United States (1921–1930). He is the only person to have served in both of these offices.