Friday, April 3, 2009

Missouri Masonic Museum

I am in Columbia Missouri for a conference on the Masonic Child Identification Program (MasoniCHIP) - more on that in a future blog - and had the opportunity to tour the Missouri Masonic Museum. What a treat!

There are artifacts from transplanted Minnesotans Laura Ingalls Wilder and Charles Lindbergh. We saw the Grand Master's Collar and Jewel of Harry S Truman. The Masonic apron of William Clark (of the Lewis and Clark expedition) and a replica of the gavel used by George Washington in the Masonic Cornerstone ceremony at the US Capital are on display.

We also saw the 150th Anniversary painting commissioned by the Grand Lodge of Minnesota in the entry to their building.

The brothers from the Show-Me State have been most gracious hosts. If you are ever near Columbia Missouri, it will be well worth your time to visit their most impressive facility.