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Have Questions About The Lost Symbol And Freemasonry? Ask Us!

The_lost_symbol No doubt you've heard that Dan Brown's novel, The Lost Symbol, has been published. And, no doubt, you've heard that Freemasonry plays a large role in the plot.

Now seems like a good time to promote ourselves a bit and remind you that if you've got questions related to Freemasonry, we can help. The National Heritage Museum boasts one of the country's finest collections of material and artifacts related to the history of American Freemasonry and fraternalism and its Van Gorden-Williams Library and Archives is one of the finest Masonic libraries in the United States. Our collection of over 16,000 objects includes more than 400 aprons, 2,500 badges and jewelry items, and more than 1,000 pieces of Masonic and fraternal regalia.  In addition the Library and Archives holds 60,000 books, 1,600 serial titles, and 2,000 cubic feet of archival materials.  The museum and library were founded and are supported by 32° Scottish Rite Freemasons in the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction of the United States of America.

If you've got questions related to Freemasonry, feel free to drop us an e-mail, give us a call, or leave a comment on our blog. Whether you've got questions about topics that come up in The Lost Symbol, are casually interested in something related to Freemasonry, need information about a Masonic or fraternal object or book, or are interested in conducting in-depth research on some aspect of Freemasonry, we've got resources that can help. Here's how to contact us by phone or e-mail:

- Jeff Croteau, Manager of Library and Archives: jcroteau[at]monh.org, 781-457-4125
- Aimee Newell, Director of Collections: anewell[at]monh.org, 781-457-4144
- Catherine Swanson, Archivist: cswanson[at]monh.org, 781-457-4116

If you don't know who to contact, just call the museum's main number (781-861-6559) and you'll be put in touch with someone who can assist you.

If you're in the Boston area, be sure to visit us and check out our exhibitions related to Freemasonry, including The Grand Lodge of Masons in Massachusetts: Celebrating 275 Years of Brotherhood (closing October 25) and an upcoming show opening in the Library and Archives on October 3, Freemasonry Unmasked!: Anti-Masonic Collections in the Van Gorden-Williams Library and Archives.

We look forward to helping you learn more about Freemasonry!


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