1817 Slave Manumission (copy)

In honor of the upcoming, June 29th Free Library Lecture , Freemasonry and The Underground Railroad, by RW Moises Gomez, Past Grand Historian of the Grand Lodge of New Jersey, (Note: seating is limited, please RSVP at...

Tusk signed by Brother Peary

This tusk is signed by Admiral Robert E. Peary, and may be a match to one documented as having been made into a gavel for Peary Lodge No. 997, which was presented to the Peary Lodge No. 997, Yonkers, NY, by Right Worshipful Brother A. J. Squires. Brother Peary (b. May...

Santa Anna’s 1825 Scottish Rite Certificate

This is an extraordinary Scottish Rite certificate that confirms the previously undocumented membership status of Mexican President and General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna. Click here to see the full artifact record in our Online Museum. There had always been the...

Vietnam War Masonic Gift Packages

During the Vietnam War, The Grand Lodge of New York sent Gift Packages to the soldiers in the field. Beginning in 1966, with $10,000 drawn from the Victory Chest Fund, the “Grand Lodge of New York initiated a ‘continuing gift package program’...

1797 Sign, “E. Crosby’s Inn”

This very rare, two-sided inn sign is believed to have belonged to Epenetus Crosby, who “was an early tavern-keeper in Patterson, NY, on the road running south to Cowl’s Corners…” (Lathrop, 1926, pg. 265) See the full record in the Grand...