Ever 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!*
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 [email protected].
Please see below for Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library staff participating in the event:
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.
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.
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.
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.