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2019 California Masonic Symposium

The Grand Lodge of California and the California Masonic Foundation sponsor the California Masonic Symposium annually. Each symposium addresses a topic of historical and philosophical relevance to Masonry. Many symposia are open to the general public.

DeMolay: A History, Journey and Legacy


In 1919, Bro. Frank S. Land sought to build a friendship with a newly fatherless young man by starting a Masonic club at his Kansas City lodge. Together, Land and his proteges named their group after the last leader of the mysterious Knights Templar. Since then, the Order of DeMolay has grown to an international organization of Masonic youth, impacting thousands of young men and inspiring some of our nation's greatest leaders.

Celebrate the centennial anniversary and watch a DeMolay ritual!

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 1 - San Francisco Scottish Rite
Sunday, June 2 - Long Beach Scottish Rite

Check back in winter 2018 for more information on next year's event.


The California Masonic Symposium is sponsored by:
CA Masonic Foundation



Past events

Past symposia have focused on the Masonic ritual, the early grand lodge era, Latin American Freemasonry, Freemasonry in revolutionary America, the American frontier, women in Freemasonry, the Moscow Archives, and a variety of other topics.

Read papers from past symposia.

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