Michigan Masonic Museum and Library
Founded in 1979 and funded by the Foundation, the Michigan Masonic Museum and Library is home to an extensive collection of over 6,000 photographs; fine officer jewels; antique Masonic aprons, charts, and carpets; in addition to the largest and most comprehensive collection of rare books on Masonry.
Approximately 600 volumes of rare books came from the collection of James Fairbairn Smith—a well-known Masonic scholar and publisher from Detroit. These valuable books date back to the early 1700s. The museum is also home to many priceless documents including the Archives of Grand Lodge, which traces Masonry back to 1826 when Lewis Cass was the first Grand Master.
Museum staff is available to give presentations on historical Michigan Masonic subjects to Lodges and other organizations. Additionally, the museum serves as a working lending library to the public.
Located in a newly renovated and modern building in downtown Grand Rapids, the museum is open to the public Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and on Thursday from 12 noon to 8:00 p.m. Closed Sunday and Monday.
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Masonic Museum and Library
233 East Fulton Avenue
Grand Rapids, Michigan