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2018 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.

California's Masonic Pioneers

Between 1846 and 1850, California was transformed from a sleepy and distant province of Mexico into a vibrant state of the American Union. In these formative years, Freemasonry came to California with a rush. At this year's California Masonic Symposium, immerse yourself in the fascinating story of our Masonic pioneers. Learn where our first lodges came from and how they were organized. Discover the colorful and inspiring leaders who ensured Freemasonry's perpetuity in the Golden State - and see how their legacies continue to impact Masonry today!

Bring a friend! Open to Masons and members of the general public.

Saturday, June 9: San Francisco
Sunday, June 10: Long Beach

$20 conference only // $15 conference with lunch

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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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Grand Lodge of California
1111 California Street
San Francisco, CA 94108

p: (415) 776-7000