Bohemian Crystal Goblet, 1931, Czecho-Slovakia

On May 3rd, 1931, the Grand Lodge of New York was presented with this lidded crystal goblet from the Grand Lodge Lessing zu den drei Ringen, from Prague, (Czechoslovakia) in celebration of the Grand Lodge of New  York’s 150th Anniversary. Engraved around the lid is:...

Grand Secretary’s Apron, 1799

A silk apron worn by Grand Secretary Reinier Jan van den Broek (van den Broeck), who served as Grand Secretary of the Grand Lodge of New York during the last year of MW Robert R Livingston’s time as Grand Master (1784-1800). This Apron was presented in 1802 by...

Fossil found on top of the Great Pyramid of Giza, Egypt

This amazing artifact was listed in the 1886 catalog, the first artifact catalog created after the Committee of Antiquities was organized in September of 1886, and so is one of the earliest artifacts donated to the Grand Lodge Library and Museum. The record states...

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...

Benjamin Franklin Miniature Gold and Ivory Trowel

This trowel was found in the vault of the old United States Bank by: MW Daniel D. Tompkins, Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of New York 1820-1822 Vice President of the United States of America 1817-1825 Governor of the State of New York 1807-1817 Grand Master Tompkins...

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...

The 1824 Marquis de Lafayette Dinner at Grand Lodge

The Grand Lodge of New York hosted a Dinner in October, 1824, for the Marquis de Lafayette during his 1824 return visit to the United States. Four pages of The Albion newspaper covered the event, showing the seating at the dinner, and including Lodges and names of...

Painting of “America” by Paul Orban, 1931

A painting by Paul Orban showing “America” floating in air with an eagle behind her, and with representatives of the world’s nations on the ground below. See the original artifact record in the Online Museum by clicking here. This painting...