Mid-late 1700s Mug, Worcester ware

This mug depicts three Freemasons, a Master, a Senior Warden and a Junior Warden, each wearing the jewel of his Office. Masonic symbols cover the mug: square; radiant triangle; G; upraised, bent arm holding a trowel; cable; compasses and circle segment; radiant sun;...

1794 Coin, Grand Master, Prince of Wales

This coin, known as the Sketchley Masonic 1/2 penny, was struck in 1794 by Brother James Sketchley. It commemorates the Prince of Wales, King George IV, being elected as Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of England (Moderns) on November 24, 1790. King George IV served...

Civil War Pendant in Free Curator Lecture

You may have seen the image before, but if you are in the Monroe, NY, area this weekend, don’t miss out on hearing the story of this fascinating artifact made by a Civil War hero and Brother! On Friday evening, September 2, 2016, 8:00 p.m. at Museum Village,...

Operative Mason’s Wage Statement, circa 1400 CE

Check out the earliest item in the Grand Lodge of New York’s Library and Museum! An Operative Mason’s payroll statement, written in French, on vellum, and previously used in an old binding, dated circa 1400 CE. Click here to see the full record. Donated by...

KT Grand Encampment Exhibit and Washington Letter

For the first time in over 13 years, the Masonic Letter handwritten by George Washington will be on display at the Chancellor Robert R Livingston Masonic Library of Grand Lodge in honor of the 200th Anniversary of the Knights Templar Grand Encampment, July 22-24,...

PGM John W. Simons Knights Templar Buckle, 1850s

In conjunction with The 200th Anniversary of The Grand Encampment of Knights Templar, to be held at The Grand Lodge of New York this upcoming July 22-24, 2016, we are pleased to present this Knights Templar Buckle, used by Most Worshipful John W. Simons, Past Grand...

George Washington’s Masonic Letter, 1782

Brother George Washington received a Masonic Apron from two Brothers in France named Watson and Cassoul. In this letter by the Livingston Masonic Library of the Grand Lodge of New York, he thanks them, and says, “If my endeavours to avert the Evil, with which...

Pendant by Civil War Soldier, Brother William C. Lilly

Pendant made by Civil War Soldier, Brother William C. Lilly. It is the inspiration for the painting, “Mending the Flag,” which was made into a plaque on a monument at Gettysburg, and which is featured in a bronze sculpture in the Soldiers’ and Sailor’s Monument in...