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June 2019

The Grand Secretaries of the Grand Lodge of New York

June 27, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Chancellor Robert R Livingston Masonic Library, 71 West 23rd St, 14th floor
New York, NY 10010 United States
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The Robert R Livingston Masonic Library of the Grand Lodge of New York 2019 Free Monthly Lecture Series: Lecture No. 6 The Grand Secretaries of The Grand Lodge of New York The Library is pleased and proud to announce that the Sixth Lecture of the 2019 Free Monthly Lecture Series will be by RW Richard T. Schulz, Grand Secretary of the Grand Lodge of New York. *Please note that RSVPs will be cut off at 80 attendees!  So RSVP early…

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July 2019

Library & Museum Closed July 4th – July 7th In Observance of Independence Day

July 4, 2019 @ 8:00 am - July 8, 2019 @ 8:30 am

In observance of Independence Day,  the Chancellor Robert R Livingston Masonic Library will be closed for business from Thursday, July 4th - Sunday, July 7th.  We apologize for any inconvenience,

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Lecture No. 7: French Influencers

July 25, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Chancellor Robert R Livingston Masonic Library, 71 West 23rd St, 14th floor
New York, NY 10010 United States
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The Robert R Livingston Masonic Library of the Grand Lodge of New York 2019 Free Monthly Lecture Series: Lecture No. 7 French Influencers On The Development of Freemasonry The Library is pleased and proud to announce the Seventh Lecture of the 2019 Free Monthly Lecture Series will be presented by, Worshipful Brother Graham Brown, Past Provincial Assistant Director of Ceremonies, Sussex.   Worshipful Brown will confer a brief overview of the influence of French Freemasons in the development of Freemasonry…

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October 2019

Lecture No. 8: Moses Sproule: Witness to Mysteries; Ancient Freemasonry in the American Revolution

October 24, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Chancellor Robert R Livingston Masonic Library, 71 West 23rd St, 14th floor
New York, NY 10010 United States
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The Livingston Library is proud to announce the Eighth Lecture of our 2019 Free Monthly Lecture Series. This month’s lecture Worshipful Michael Radigan will discuss how the teachings of Ancient Freemasonry influenced George Washington’s development of a uniform symbol for the American Republic in the Union Army. Additionally, Radigan’s discourse will explore the Ancient mysteries and their contribution to the development of Freemasonry and the difference between Ancient Freemasonry and our contemporary Grand Lodge structure. Tonight, we are honored to…

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November 2019

1919 Time Capsule from Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital Cornerstone

November 19, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

On October 5, 2019, Alex Vastola assisted M.’.W.’. William Sardone, Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Free & Accepted Masons of the State of New York, in the opening of a 1919 time capsule excavated from the cornerstone of the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital at the Masonic Care Community in Utica, NY. During his lecture, Vastola will share the contents of the time capsule and provide a history of the artifacts and their donors. Alexander Vastola is a…

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December 2019

Lecture No.10: An Overview of Freemasonry in the Spanish Antilles

December 10, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Chancellor Robert R Livingston Masonic Library, 71 West 23rd St, 14th floor
New York, NY 10010 United States
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This month we are proud to welcome back Brother Jorge Romeu to present his research providing a historic overview of the history of the presence of Grand Lodges in the Spanish Antilles during the 19th century. Freemasonry appeared, first and briefly, in the Spanish Antilles (Cuba, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic), as a result of the Haitian slave revolt, at the beginning of the XIX Century. Haiti's French colonizers moved to the neighboring Spanish islands, taking their Freemasonry with…

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January 2020

Livingston Library Lecture No.1 of 2020 Series: “Where Have I Seen These Pictures Before?” George Washington and the 1932 Bicentennial

January 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Chancellor Robert R Livingston Masonic Library, 71 West 23rd St, 14th floor
New York, NY 10010 United States

  This month the Livingston Masonic Library is glad to welcome C.F. William Maurer to speak about George Washington and the celebration of the bicentennial of Washington's birth. In addition to touching up the contribution from Brother Sold Bloom who served as the director of the United States George Washington Bicentennial Commission. C.F. William Maurer, MPS is a Past Master of Athelstane Lodge No 839, Pearl River, N.Y. and a dual member of Cincinnati Lodge No. 3 in Morristown, N.J.…

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February 2020

Washington Letter On View For President’s Week!

February 14 @ 8:00 am - February 21 @ 4:30 pm
Chancellor Robert R Livingston Masonic Library, 71 West 23rd St, 14th floor
New York, NY 10010 United States

In conjunction with President's week, we will have the letter written by George Washington to Elkanah Watson & Francois Cassoul thanking them for their gift of a Masonic apron on view until Friday, February 21, 2020.

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Livingston Library 2020 Lecture Series: Symbols,Trade Cards,Portraits,and Figurines:Case Studies at the Intersection of Freemasonry and the Visual Arts

February 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Jacobean Room 8th Floor, 71 West 23rd Street, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10010 United States
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  With the dramatic rise of Freemasonry in the eighteenth century, art played a fundamental role in its practice, rhetoric, and global dissemination, while Freemasonry, in turn, directly influenced developments in art.  Professor Wolf’s lecture provides an overview of diverse approaches to the study of Freemasonry and art, the wide range of art and places that its history encompasses, and some challenges inherent to the subject. Reva Wolf is Professor of Art History at the State University of New York at…

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March 2020

Livingston Masonic Library Reading Room Closed Beginning 3/16!!

March 16 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Due to the rapidly changing situation in New York City around novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and as a precaution to protect the health and safety of our staff, the reading room of the Livingston Masonic Library will remain closed until further notice. We believe that we must do all that we can to ensure a safe and healthy environment for our community, which at this time calls for us to minimize gatherings while maintaining the cleanest environment possible. Patrons may return…

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