Scottish Freemasons in America, 1750–1800

July 04, 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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Symposium Registration Options
Fredericksburg Scottish Royal Golf Tournament Registration
Westin Alexandria Old Town Hotel Reservations

Friday, November 4,2022

7:00 a.m. - Shuttles depart Hotel for Fredericksburg, Virginia
8:00 a.m. - Golf Tournament
9:00 a.m. - Tours - Fredericksburg № 4 Lodge Hall, Fredericksburg  and area
2:00 p.m. - Shuttles depart Hotel for Fredericksburg
4:00 p.m. - Tours - Fredericksburg № 4 Lodge Hall
5:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. - Dinner, Fredericksburg № 4 Dining Room

Special Meeting Fredericksburg Lodge № 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 Hotel

Friday, November 4,2022

9:00 a.m. - Shuttles depart Hotel for the Memorial
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Tours of the Memorial

Saturday, November 5, 2022

8:00 - 9:00 a.m - Shuttles depart Hotel for the Memorial

Memorial Theater
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 Eighteenth 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
Jim Ambuske, Ph.D. Center for Digital History, Washington’s Library, Mount Vernon

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 Hotel

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

Grand Masonic Hall
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 Hotel

Sunday, November 6, 2022

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

Memorial Theater
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
Aye, Right: Beyond Haggis Dinners, Old Nessie and Yonder in America
Dr. Heather K. Calloway, Ed.D. Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

Myths and legends have been carried down through generations of Scottish poets and writers. These stories have inspired Americans who have adopted these traditions as their own. From the Knights Templar to the Knights of St. Andrew, Scottish heritage has influenced everything from associations hosting highland games to societies wearing kilts and embracing tartans. This Scottish fraternal lore has evolved and become incorporated into the social history of America.

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