Scottish Freemasons in America, 1750–1800

April 25, 2022

Scottish Freemasons in America, 1750–1800

The George Washington Masonic National Memorial Association Presents

Scottish Freemasonry in America
Symposium
November 4-6, 2022

November 4th (1752) is the Anniversary of the Initiation of George Washington and thus this date was chosen for Symposium.


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Friday, November 4,2022

8:00 a.m. - Shuttles depart Hotels for Fredericksburg, Virginia
9:00 a.m. - Golf Tournament
9:00 a.m. - Tours - Lodge Hall, Frederickburgs and area
2:00 p.m. - Shuttles depart Hotels for Fredericksburg
4:00 p.m. - Tours - Lodge Hall
5:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. - Dinner

Special Meeting Fredericksburg Lodge No. 4 - Commemoration of the 270th Anniversary of George Washington’s Initiation. Grand Master of Virginia will be present

9:00 p.m. Shuttles depart Fredericksburg for Alexandria Hotels

Saturday, November 5, 2022

8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m - Shuttles depart Hotels for the Memorial
9:00 a.m. - Welcome
Claire V. Tusch, President
The George Washington Masonic National Memorial Association

James E. Winzenreid
Provincial Grand Master, The Provincial Grand Lodge, USA, The Royal Order of Scotland

Ewan Rutherford, Deputy Grand Master and Governor
The Grand Lodge of The Royal Order of Scotland
Mark A. Tabbert, Director of Archives and Exhibits
The George Washington Masonic National Memorial

9:15 a.m. - 10:00 a.m - First Presentation
Mobility and Stability in Scottish Society and Culture in the 18th Century
Prof. Emeritus Ned Landsman, Ph. D. SUNY - Stoney Brook, New York

10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. - Second Presentation
Migration and Scots Freemasonry in America, from the Stamp Act to the Revolution, 1760-1775 Prof. Hans Schwartz, Ph. D. Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts

11:00 a.m - 11:30 a.m. - Question & Answer Panel
Landsman and Schwartz

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Luncheon
12:45 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. - Third Presentation
Scottish Masonic Rituals and Customs, 1730-1780
Robert L. D. Cooper, Curator Grand Lodge of Scotland

1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. - Fourth Presentation
Scots in the Revolutionary and the Early Republic Era of American History
Prof. Craig Gallagher, Ph.D. New England College, Henniker, New Hampshire

2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. - Fifth Presentation
Grand Lodge of Scotland Recognition of American Grand Lodges, 1783 - 1800
William Semple, Grand Secretary, Grand Lodge of Scotland

3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Question & Answer Panel
Cooper, Gallagher, Semple

4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. - Shuttles to the Hotels

5:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. - Shuttles to GWMNM

6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. - Formal Reception - Memorial Hall

Whisky Tasting - “Three Degrees of Scotch Whisky”

7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Formal Banquet - Grand Masonic Hall
The Royal Order of Scotland in America
James Winzenreid, Provincial Grand Master,
The Provincial Grand Lodge, U.S.A., Royal Order of Scotland

9:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. - Shuttles to the Hotels



Sunday, November 6, 2022

8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. - Shuttles to the Memorial

9:00 a.m. Welcome
Mark A. Tabbert - Director Archives and Exhibits
The George Washington Masonic National Memorial

9:15 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Sixth Presentation
Overview of Scottish Masonic Heritage in America 1800-Present
Dr. Heather K. Calloway, Ph.D. Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

10:00 a.m. - The Royal Order of Scotland
Ewan Rutherford, Deputy Grand Master and Governor
The Grand Lodge of the Royal Order of Scotland

10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Question & Answer Panel
All presenters

11:15 a.m. Farewell
Claire V. Tusch, President
The George Washington Masonic National Memorial Association

James E. Winzenreid
Provincial Grand Master
The Provincial Grand Lodge, USA, The Royal Order of Scotland
Ewan Rutherford
Deputy Grand Master and Governor
The Grand Lodge of The Royal Order of Scotland
12:00 p.m. - Tours of The George Washington Masonic National Memorial