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The Ohio Lodge of Research is chartered by the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of Ohio and operates for the purpose of encouraging Masonic study and research.  We are Freemasons committed to sharing our enthusiasm for Masonry and the Light we have gained through presentations, publication, and fellowship.  This internet portal is an opportunity to share beyond the walls of our Lodges and beyond the borders of our state.  Please enjoy the available information, consider joining us for a discussion, and feel free to share your thoughts and ideas with us.  Together we learn and together we grow.

 

All Master Masons are cordially invited to the next meeting of the Ohio Lodge of Research

Attention:  CORRECTED ADDRESS

 

September 21, 2019

Location: Lancaster Lodge #57
224 South High St.
Lancaster, Ohio

 

Light Lunch served at 12:00 Noon
Combined Meeting of Actives and Associates at 1:00PM


Key Note:  Royal Scofield Society

RWB Kenneth Cohen
Regent of Royal Scofield Society

Past DDGM of the 14th District
Past Master of Reynoldsburg #340


                            Scheduled Presentations:

                            Mysteries of Operative Masonry: Two Gravestones; WB Herbert

                            Loge Liberté chérie;  WB Herbert

                            How the 47th Problem of Euclid Restored a Divided Nation; WB Daugherty

                            Hamilton Lodge No. 409: A Cautionary Tale;  WB Daugherty

 

                            Presenters:

                             Alexander P. Herbert - District Education Officer of the 21st District, Past Master of Hudson Lodge #510, Founding Member of Goose &
                            Gridiron Lodge #1717, affiliate of Castle Island Virtual Lodge #190 (Grand Lodge of Manitoba AF&AM) and Tranquility Lodge #2000
                            (Grand Lodge of Texas AF&AM).

 

                            David L. Daugherty – District Education Officer of the 2nd District, Past Master of Washington Lodge #17, Ohio Master Travelers.

 

All Master Masons in good standing with a Grand Lodge recognized by the Grand Lodge of Ohio are welcome to attend.

 

Bring a Brother and join us for a day of Masonic education.

 

Click here to RSVP

Or Contact Charley Ashley, Secretary

secretary@ohiolodgeofresearch.com

614-861-3425



Discussion Forums
A beneficial feature of the new Ohio Lodge of Research Website is the addition of discussion forums.  If you have used discussion forums on other websites, you will recognize a similar format.  If you are not familiar with discussion forums, they are a method for the Members of the Ohio Lodge of Research to communicate with one another, share ideas, and stimulate good conversation.  We hope the discussion forums become an area of heavy traffic.  Feel free to use these discussions to get to know your Brothers of the Ohio Lodge of Research, share new ideas related to Masonry, have your questions answered, and explore new topics.  The value of the discussion forums is limited only by your imagination and willingness to participate.  Follow the Discussion link at the top of the page and visit frequently to keep up with the conversations.

Discussion Forums are only visible to registered Members of the Ohio Lodge of Research.

Member Introductions

One of the challenges of the Ohio Lodge of Research is having a membership that is geographically distributed all over the state of Ohio (and beyond).  This can make it difficult for everyone to get to know one another.
Take advantage of the "Member Introductions" discussion group to share information about yourself with the Brothers of the Lodge and learn more about others who also have interests in Masonic Research.
Topics of Discussion

Have a question to which you've been trying to find the answer?  Or, want to see if others are interpreting an idea the same way you are?  Start a new thread in this general discussion group.

The topics that can be discussed here are limited only by your imaginations and your willingness to share.  Frequent and open conversations will benefit Masonic research throughout Ohio and beyond.
Works in Progress

Have a paper or presentation that you've been working on, but haven't been able to put on the finishing touches.  Post it to the "Works in Progress" folder of the Document database and start a thread in the corresponding discussion group in order to get feedback from your fellow researchers in the Ohio Lodge of Research.
Officers and Administrators will not consider your work for submission until you are satisfied with your product and formally submit it to the Lodge for consideration.



Have a Paper that you would like to present the the Brothers of the Ohio Lodge of Research?

Contact Worshipful Brother Stacoffe at master@ohiolodgeofresearch to make sure your topic is included in the agenda for the next meeting and the Brothers are aware of the topics to be discussed.



Have an idea for a paper?
Consider starting a new topic thread in the discussion group or sharing your work in progress to get the assistance of the Brothers of the Ohio Lodge of Research.




UPDATE:
All Proceedings of the Ohio Lodge of Research are now available and searchable in the Documents Section of this site.
[Available to Members]

 
Thank you to everyone who helped us locate all of the print copies of the Proceedings.
Recent Publications

The following papers were recently presented during the General Meeting of the Ohio Lodge of Research.  (Note:  the links will only be accessible to members)

MWB Nelson M Williams

Rufus Putnam &The First Settlement in Ohio (The Masonic Impact)


The Living Stones Magazine Was edited by WB Robert Herd, but is no longer in print. WB Herd has since made all issues of the magazine available  for download. 

Living Stones




250 Years of Growth and Service to God and Man
The document shown to the left was recently discovered in the files of the Ohio Lodge of Research. It is an 8 x 12 page with an amazing amount of information printed in that small space. The document is double sided, however the two sides are identical with one exception: one side is in color, the other is in black and white.  Although obviously printed in 1967 for the 250th anniversary of Freemasonry, it is unclear what specific organization was responsible for the printing.  If you have any additional information about the document, please share it with the officers of the OLR for inclusion in the database.

Click on the image to download a pdf version that can be viewed with magnification.


Coming Soon!
A committee of Ohio Lodge of Research Brothers is working to publish a set of guidelines and requirements for submission of papers and presentations.  In the mean time, if you have any questions please feel free to contact one of the officers. [Information is available on the "Contacts" page.]