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Ask A Curator Day! September 13th

#AskACurator Day with the Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library

Ask a curator day 2017Ever wonder what Freemasonry is all about, or what a curator does? What the difference is between an Odd Fellow, Oriole, or Moose? Whether or not a symbol is Masonic? What your family’s connection to Freemasonry may be?  Which U.S. Presidents were Masons? Or, what the oldest object in our collection is? Now is your chance to get answers to your questions!*

Join us on twitter, September 13, 2017, for the international museum event, #AskACurator day. Hundreds of museums from around the world have participated in this live tweeting event since 2010.

Our passionate and knowledgeable staff will be on hand from 9:00am to 3:00pm to answer your questions. Tweet your questions to @masonmuseum using the hashtag #AskaCurator on September 13th. Want to get your questions in early? You can! Tweet your questions using the instructions above or email them to

Please see below for Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library staff participating in the event:

Croteau-JeffJeff Croteau, Director of Library and Archives

Jeff Croteau is the Museum’s librarian. He is the Director of the Library & Archives and is responsible for  acquiring books and periodicals, cataloging books, and providing reference services. He also frequently writes about the library’s collection for the Museum’s blog and The Northern Light, the quarterly magazine of Scottish Rite Masonry in America.

Stelling-Hilary-Anderson1Hilary Anderson Stelling, Director of Collections and Exhibitions

Hilary oversees collections and exhibitions. At the museum she has curated exhibitions on topics ranging from Masonic decorative arts and neon signs to colonial history and contemporary photography. Hilary writes for the Museum’s blog and contributed to the publication Curiosities of the Craft: Treasures for the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts Collection.

Coelho-John1John Coelho, Archivist

Museum archivist, John Coelho, is responsible for all aspects of the archives’ functions, which include acquiring archival items and collections, cataloging, and providing reference services. He has a Master of Science in Library & Information Science (M.S.) from Simmons College in Boston and a Master of Arts (M.A.) in History from Providence College in Providence, RI.



Laxton-Ymelda-Rivera1Ymelda Rivera Laxton, Assistant Curator

Ymelda Rivera Laxton focuses on all aspects of digitizing the museum’s collections and making them accessible online. She researches and writes about artifacts in the collection and shares those stories through her contributions to the museum’s online publications and Masonic journals and magazines.









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