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Quarry Project

Masonic Research and Preservation Conference

The Quarry Project sponsored a nationwide meeting of leaders from Masonic libraries and museums, research lodges, scholarly institutions, and authors on September 27-29, 2013. 

To give you a taste of the proceedings, this is what happened in the Saturday afternoon session. A select panel of Masonic authors discussed their success stories and lessons learned.

The moderator was John Palmer, editor of Knight Templar Magazine.

Sanford Holst discussed the intriguing earlier years of Masonry explored in his book Sworn in Secret, including the benefits of visiting local sites and experts from the United Kingdom to the Holy Land.

Rich Vandoren, Ph.D. discussed his various articles for periodicals and the Internet.

Michael Halleran went into the story-gathering involved in his book The Better Angels of Our Nature, which follows the travails of Masons in the American Civil War who found themselves in the Northern forces or in the South, but were still brothers.

Andrew Hammer looked at his book Observing the Craft, and found guidelines for the pursuit of excellence in Masonic labor and observances.

The bountiful dinner which followed those discussions included a talk by Christopher Hodapp, the author of Solomon's Builders and the ever-popular Freemasons for Dummies.

The conference was held at the George Washington Masonic Memeorial in Alexandira, Virginia, just outside Washington, DC.



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This major national event was held on

 September 27-29, 2013, at the

George Washington National Masonic Memorial


 Sworn in Secret


 Better Angels of Our Nature


Solomon's Builders