Scottish Freemasons in America, 1750–1800

September 03, 2021

Scottish Freemasons in America, 1750–1800

A new symposium coming in November 2022!

Have you ever wondered about the influence of Scottish Freemasons in America? If so, please plan to attend our symposium, Scottish Freemasons in America, 1750-1800, to be held November 4 to 6, 2022. Over the course of two days, selected academic and Masonic speakers will deliver in-depth academic presentations of the history and impact of Scottish Freemasonry on early American Freemasonry.

Our featured speaker will be Robert L.D. Cooper, Curator of the Grand Lodge of Scotland. He is a member of Quatuor Coronati Lodge No- 2076, and the author of The Rosslyn Hoax?, Cracking the Masonic Code, and The Red Triangle: A History of Anti-Masonry. Brother Cooper and the additional presenters will provide much-needed insight into the rich legacy of Scottish Freemasonry in America.

This symposium will not be strictly an academic event, but will include memorable social events. Participants will be able to pay a special visit to George Washington’s mother lodge, Fredericksburg Lodge No- 4, on the 270th Anniversary of his raising to the third degree. Originally chartered by the Grand Lodge of Scotland, Fredericksburg Lodge has the distinction of having twenty-year-old George Washington as one of its first applicants.

The symposium will also include scotch-tasting, Scottish food and other social events that celebrate Scottish culture. Further information will be posted on the Memorial’s website and Facebook page as it becomes available. Please contact Mark A. Tabbert, Director of Archives and Exhibits, with any questions about this event by emailing mtabbert@gwmemorial.org, or calling 703-683-2007, ext. 2012.