‘Freemasons on the Frontier’: QC’s Conference in Boston in 2020
The Grand Lodge of Massachusetts will be the venue for next year’s Quatuor Coronati Masonic Research Conference – ‘Freemasonry on the Frontier’ - from 18-20 September.
Quatuor Coronati is regarded as the world’s premier lodge of Masonic Research, and the Conference builds on the highly successful event held last year at the George Washington Masonic National Memorial in Alexandria VA, which saw Masons attend from across the US as well as internationally.
Quatuor Coronati was established in 1884 in London and is the world’s oldest Masonic research lodge. The Lodge established the QC Correspondence Circle – ‘QCCC’, the first Masonic research society, over 130 years ago, with the purpose of sharing research and encouraging education and scholarship. And this continues today.
The Boston Conference brings together a slate of world-class speakers not only from around the US but also from across the Atlantic, with many well-known and popular presenters, including Bob Cooper, the Curator of the Grand Lodge of Scotland; Brent Morris, Editor of Heredom; Mike Kearsley, a past Prestonian Lecturer; Ric Berman, the Immediate Past Master of QC and past Prestonian Lecturer; Walter Hunt, Grand Historian of the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts; Andreas Onnerfors, Professor at the University of Gothenburg Sweden, the current Master of QC; and other leading national and international speakers. A full list of speakers, papers, and the detailed Conference Program is available online at www.quatuorcoronati.com.
The Conference program mirrors the westward expansion of the American frontier from the thirteen colonies on the Atlantic coast in the eighteenth century, through to the Mid-West in the late eighteenth century and nineteenth century, and finally to the Pacific coastal states at the end of the nineteenth century and beginning of the twentieth.
The intention is to make certain that there is plenty of time for attendees to question speakers and raise their own points, with the aim of generating a stimulating discussion and debate across the floor.
All are welcome to attend the Conference, which begins in the afternoon of 18 September and features a period-costume demonstration lodge that evening. Saturday’s lecture program is followed by a reception and dinner, with a further programme of speakers on Sunday 20 September.
Tickets can be booked online at www.quatuorcoronati.com/2020-conference-book/
This is an incredible opportunity to attend a unique Masonic event and to listen to papers from and discussions with some of freemasonry’s foremost speakers.