New Exhibition – The Patriot Mason: Freemasonry in American Society

This new exhibition opens in the Library and Museum on America’s Independence Day, Monday 4th July, and continues until Christmas. It explores the role of freemasonry in American society from the 18th century to the present day, drawing on rarely seen objects from the Library and Museum’s own collections. One of the world’s rarest Masonic books – published by Benjamin Franklin in 1734 – will be displayed alongside the elaborate costumes and medals (Jewels) worn by American freemasons.

George Washington as a Freemason

This painting of George Washington as a freemason was presented to Freemasons’ Hall by Henry Wellcome, the American pharmaceutical entrepreneur

The exhibition is free of charge

Exhibition dates:

Monday 4th July – Thursday 22nd December 2011


Freemasons’ Hall, Great Queen Street, London WC2B 5AZ

Find out more about this exhibition here