The 10th annual California Masonic Symposium, “Masonry, Military and the Emergence of American Democracy,” will be held June 5 in San Francisco.

The symposium will be held at the San Francisco Scottish Rite Center.

The symposium will present a portrait of Masonry around the time of the American Revolution – including how it influenced military leaders, why it was criticized by Thomas Jefferson, and how the fraternal experience changed after the war.

Presenters will include:

Henry Wilson Coil Lecturer Dr. Steven C. Bullock, professor of United States history at Worchester Polytechnic Institute and author of “Revolutionary Brotherhood: Freemasonry and the Transformation of the American Social Order, 1730-1840”
Matthew Crow, graduate student in American history at the University of California, Los Angeles and co-developer of UCLA course “Freemasonry, Civil Society, and American Democracy”
Dr. Jessica L. Harland-Jocobs, associate professor at the University of Florida and author of “How did military lodges change after the American Revolution?”
Download the registration form on by selecting the Member Center pull-down menu at the top of the page, then Masonic Education. Even though this event is free of charge, please register so that we have an accurate estimate of the number attending.

Contact Kim Hegg, program coordinator, at 415/292-9111 with any questions.

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