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Historical Light Masonic Podcast

Historical Light is a Masonic show based on the historical events and aspects within Freemasonry. Between our buildings, members, events, and family history we have so many great stories with that rich history just waiting to be shared. Here on Historical Light, we aim to share, preserve, and Honor that history. Thank you for joining us on our quest for Historical Light!
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Dec 5, 2017

What happened in Masonic History Today?

Today in Masonic History Leon Abbett passes away in 1894.

http://www.masonrytoday.com/index.php?new_month=12&new_day=4&new_year=2016

Today we Bro. Mitch Denning out of Tennessee.  He recently headed upa project for a lodge documentary for his lodge (Portland Lodge No. 326) which we preaviously featured in Ep 19.  Brother Denning having a background in film did an amazing job on the project and joins us today to share a bit of the behind the sceens story with us as well as give some insight on how you could go about doing a similar project for your lodges history.  Dont miss out on this one and make sure to connect with Brother Denning as well as Portland Lodge.

Find Brother Denning at:
Mitch.Denning1@gmail.com

Facebook:

@mitchdenning

Boo McAfee

@mdfilms

https://www.facebook.com/Portland-Masonic-Lodge-FAM-326-1817871748431469/

https://lodge326.wordpress.com/

In Episode 20 we annouced we were doing a giveaway to celebrate the milestone.  We received many email submissions and truly appreciate all of you for your support and participation.  We plugged all the names into a random name picker online and we are happy to announce the lucky winner is Brother Mike Russell.  Congradulations!

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As we are nearing 2018 we are accepting application of new show sponsors.  Contact Alex@HistoricalLight.com for more information.

If you enjoy our work here and would like to contribute to the show you can do so on our website www.HistoricalLight.com by clicking on the “Support the Show” tab in the main menu then click on “Donate”. You can easily setup a convenient one time or recurring donation to the show. All proceeds received go directly back into the show to help offset the overall costs such as web hosting, audio podcast hosting, equipment upkeep, etc. We sincerely appreciate your patronism and continued support!

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Nov 21, 2017

What happened in Masonic History Today?

Today in Masonic History John Jellicoe, 1st Earl Jellicoe Passes Away in 1935.

http://www.masonrytoday.com/index.php?new_month=11&new_day=20&new_year=2015

 

Today we have an amazing chat with Brother Bob Cooper who brings us the history behind Freemasonry in Scotland. This is one you need to see. We do apologize for the video quality of today's episode. Unfortunately Skype got a bad connection during the recording of this interview which resulted in very choppy and frozen video. If you would rather we invite you to check this episode out through the audio podcast version. Stay tuned at we will be having Brother Cooper back on the show very soon to continue the conversation with part two.

Find Brother Bob at:
http://www.robertldcooper.org
http://www.grandlodgescotland.com

As episode 20 is a big milestone for us and we are so thankful for your continued support we are doing a giveaway!
Head on over to the Historical Light Masonic Research Group on Facebook to get your name on the list. We will be pulling a name later this week by random draw. The winner will be receiving a special package with several awesome items in it from Historical Light.

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If you enjoy our work here and would like to contribute to the show you can do so on our website www.HistoricalLight.com by clicking on the “Support the Show” tab in the main menu then click on “Donate”. You can easily setup a convenient one time or recurring donation to the show. All proceeds received go directly back into the show to help offset the overall costs such as web hosting, audio podcast hosting, equipment upkeep, etc. We sincerely appreciate your patronism and continued support!

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Cover Picture from BBC.com with addition of HL Logo

Nov 20, 2017

 

((Sorry! This Ep was deleted on accident but has been restored))

 

What happened in Masonic History Today?

Today in Masonic History James Naismith is born in 1861.

http://www.masonrytoday.com/index.php?new_month=11&new_day=06&new_year=2016

 

Today we do not have an interview.  Instead we are featuring a documentary done by our friend and Brother Mitch Denning.  He filmed and directed a top notch history documentary for Portland Lodge No 326.  This is such a great way to capture your lodges legacy and preserve this history which we here at Historical Light push very heavily.  Stayed tuned as we will be having Brother Denning on a future episode for an interview to go deeper into detail on how this can be done for your lodge and get some behind the scene details on this documentary.

Bro. Powers was recently at the 2017 Leadership Academy hosted by the Grand Lodge of Kansas and gives some details on this great event as well.

Make sure you come back for episode 20 as we will be annoucing a new Brother joining the Historical Light team who will be bringing us a new segment for the show.  For episode 20 we will also be doing a FREE GIVEAWAY so make sure you do not miss out

 

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If you enjoy our work here and would like to contribute to the show you can do so on our website www.HistoricalLight.com by clicking on the “Support the Show” tab in the main menu then click on “Donate”. You can easily setup a convenient one time or recurring donation to the show. All proceeds received go directly back into the show to help offset the overall costs such as web hosting, audio podcast hosting, equipment upkeep, etc. We sincerely appreciate your patronism and continued support!

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Oct 16, 2017

What happened in Masonic History Today?

Today in Masonic History Francis Baylies is born in 1783.

http://www.masonrytoday.com/index.php?new_month=10&new_day=16&new_year=2015

 

Today we sit down with Bro. RJ Johnson and Bro. Nick Johnson.  Look close, you just may have seen these Brothers before ;).  We chat with Bro's Nick and RJ on the topic of Lodge Dues: Then and Now.  Both of these Brothers have  expressed some feelings on this matter recently and bring some important points of view to consider.  Of course this is a topic that has been discussed many times before but in true Historical Light fashion we take a look at the past to shed some light on the current situation on hand.  Make sure you don't miss this one as we dive deep into the value we place on the Craft.

 

 

Check out today's guests Bro's Nick and RJ:

Nick Johnson:  The Millenial Freemason Blog

http://www.millennialfreemason.com/

RJ Johnson:  The Whence Came You Podcast 

http://www.wcypodcast.com/

 

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If you enjoy our work here and would like to contribute to the show you can do so on our website www.HistoricalLight.com by clicking on the “Support the Show” tab in the main menu then click on “Donate”. You can easily setup a convenient one time or recurring donation to the show. All proceeds received go directly back into the show to help offset the overall costs such as web hosting, audio podcast hosting, equipment upkeep, etc. We sincerely appreciate your patronism and continued support!

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Oct 3, 2017

What happened in Masonic History Today? Today in Masonic History Arthur Edward Waite is born in 1857. http://www.masonrytoday.com/index.php...

Today we chat with Bro. James Morgan III. Bro Morgan is a respected Masonic Historian, Co Host on The Prince Hall Think Tank, as well as the Assoc. W:. Grand Historian and Archivist for the Prince Hall jurisdiction in Washington DC. Today's topic originated from some research for a family reunion that aided him in stumbling upon some compelling history of Prince Hall Masonry here in Kansas. He went on to write a very well researched paper on the topic titled “A Worthy Adversary”. We are pleased to have him on the show today to cover this great topic.

Email: jrmorgan919@aol.com

Prince Hall Think Tank airs the last Sunday of each month https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCksk...

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If you enjoy our work here and would like to contribute to the show you can do so on our website www.HistoricalLight.com by clicking on the “Support the Show” tab in the main menu then click on “Donate”. You can easily setup a convenient one time or recurring donation to the show. All proceeds received go directly back into the show to help offset the overall costs such as web hosting, audio podcast hosting, equipment upkeep, etc. We sincerely appreciate your patronism and continued support! http://www.historicallight.com/support/

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Bro. James Morgan III

Sep 5, 2017

Please forgive the audio quality this week.  As we recorded on location at the lodge we had to use a cell phone.

It is Labor Day weekend and we are all busy with family and friends so we are keeping it short today and will not be featuring an interview. Not to worry though we have several great interviews recorded and ready to go for the episodes to come. Today the family and I spent some time up at the lodge while I was doing some awesome research of our history. My daughter jumps in to present today's article from Masonry Today.com which I was really excited about. We want to make sure and recognize those in Texas enduring the struggle of the hurricane right now. The MSA is accepting donations to support their needs. Please see below for the link to MSA where you can offer your support. Now off to light the grill and spend some time relaxing with the family. See you next time!

Aug 21, 2017

What happened in Masonic History Today?

Due to such an engaging interview the time ran a bit lengthy this week so decided to cut the MasonryToday article.  They will be back next time but until then pay them a visit at www.MasonryToday.com

 

In this episode, we chat this time with Dylan Kuhlman, the Archivist for the Grand Lodge of Kansas who gives an inside perspective of the progress in archives.  The interesting thing about Dylan’s position with the Grand Lodge is that he is actually a Profane!  However, however he is bringing some very impressive experience, dedication, and overall passion to the table and to the mission of saving and sharing the Masonic history within the state of Kansas.  He came in to a mountainous job at hand but has taken it head on.  You will defiantly want to be in on this week’s conversation.

www.KansasMason.org

http://kansasmason.pastperfectonline.com/

As you may have heard I was featured as a special lunchtime presenter for the Midwest Conference on Masonic Education this past weekend in Topeka, Ks. This even was a HUGE sucess and happy to report the presentation went over extremly well.  I want to give a big shoutout to a couple die hard Historical Light fans, Mark and Bill, that jumped in the car for a roadtrip from Nebraska to come down and see me speak.  That meant the world. Several others tried to make the trip down but dates didnt allign which I more than understand.  You all are amazing and I appreciate the support from each of you more than you know.

Bro. Patrick Craddock had an EPIC presentation at the conferecne that I can not go without highlighting.  He spoke on the history of the Masonic apron.  As a history nerd this one had my FULL attention and I never want to wear a "community apron" ever again.  If you have not gotten to hear him speak you need to make it a point!

 

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If you enjoy our work here and would like to contribute to the show you can do so on our websitewww.HistoricalLight.com by clicking on the “Support the Show” tab in the main menu then click on “Donate”. You can easily setup a convenient one time or recurring donation to the show. All proceeds received go directly back into the show to help offset the overall costs such as web hosting, audio podcast hosting, equipment upkeep, etc. We sincerely appreciate your patronism and continued support!

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Aug 8, 2017

What happened in Masonic History Today?

Today in Masonic History Mark Odom Hatfield passes away in 2011.

http://www.masonrytoday.com/index.php?new_month=8&new_day=07&new_year=2016

 

In this episode,  we sit down with Bro. Walter H. Hunt, the Grand Historian for the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts as he brings us to light on the history of Freemasonry within his state.  You are sure to love this episode as Brother Hunt is another one of those guys you could easily chat with for days.  It is clear to see his passion and devotion to the work of the craft.

http://massfreemasonry.org/

http://masonicgenealogy.com/

Alex has another big speaking engagement coming soon on August 19th in Topeka, Ks.  He will be presenting at the Midwest Conference on Masonic Education.  This is a large, respected, and quality conference between 13 midwestern Masonic jurisdictions.  This event is rarely held in Kansas and is featuring a pretty epic speaker line up including Bro. Powers as a special lunchtime presenter who will be speaking on the topic “Examining the Craft: Then, Now, and Yet to Come”. Get your tickets TODAY!

http://www.kansasmason.org/news-and-events/event-registrations/

 

Historical Light is brought to you in part by Masonic Revival and viewers like you.

Be sure to visit www.MasonicRevival.com to find Quality, Unique, Masonic merchandise that you will be proud to wear. Let’s start a Masonic Revival, Together!

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If you enjoy our work here and would like to contribute to the show you can do so on our websitewww.HistoricalLight.com by clicking on the “Support the Show” tab in the main menu then click on “Donate”. You can easily setup a convenient one time or recurring donation to the show. All proceeds received go directly back into the show to help offset the overall costs such as web hosting, audio podcast hosting, equipment upkeep, etc. We sincerely appreciate your patronism and continued support!

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Jul 18, 2017

Today's show topic: Webb Lodge No. 1454

 

What happened in Masonic History Today?

Today in Masonic History John Jacob Astor is born in 1763.

http://masonrytoday.com/index.php?new_month=7&new_day=17&new_year=2015

 

In this episode,  we sit down with Bro. Matthew Fisher for an enjoyable chat on his lodge, their history, and their integration of the communities history as well.  Make sure you catch this interview as it was very enjoyable and informative.  Brother Fisher's great personality and admiration for the Craft definitely shine through and bring a lot to the table this week!  

https://www.facebook.com/groups/webblodge1454/

http://www.webblodge.org/

Gardner Lodge members recently attended a meeting at Topeka Lodge No. 17 where Bro. Powers had a speaking engagement giving an informative presentation on the preservation and recovery of lodge history.  Due to several Gardner members being in attendance for this they surprisingly met the requirements to “steal” their Traveling Gavel.  This gavel (see the episode for photos) was released by PGM and current Grand Secretary, Tracy Bloom in honor of his late father.

Alex has another big speaking engagement coming soon on August 19th in Topeka, Ks.  He will be presenting at the Midwest Conference on Masonic Education.  This is a large, respected, and quality conference between 13 midwestern Masonic jurisdictions.  This event is rarely held in Kansas and is featuring a pretty epic speaker line up including Bro. Powers as a special lunchtime presenter who will be speaking on the topic “Examining the Craft: Then, Now, and Yet to Come”. Get your tickets TODAY!

http://www.kansasmason.org/news-and-events/event-registrations/

 

Historical Light is brought to you in part by Masonic Revival and viewers like you.

Be sure to visit www.MasonicRevival.com to find Quality, Unique, Masonic merchandise that you will be proud to wear. Let’s start a Masonic Revival, Together!

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If you enjoy our work here and would like to contribute to the show you can do so on our websitewww.HistoricalLight.com by clicking on the “Support the Show” tab in the main menu then click on “Donate”. You can easily setup a convenient one time or recurring donation to the show. All proceeds received go directly back into the show to help offset the overall costs such as web hosting, audio podcast hosting, equipment upkeep, etc. We sincerely appreciate your patronism and continued support!

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Order an official Historical Light Lapel Pin to support the show!

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Jul 4, 2017

Today's show topic: Happy 4th Everyone!

 

What happened in Masonic History Today?

Today in Masonic History George Michael Cohan is born in 1878.

http://www.masonrytoday.com/index.php?new_month=7&new_day=03&new_year=2015

 

In this episode,  Today is a short episode. We do not have an interview included due to not having enough time to allow for editing of an episode that size.  However we do touch on the recently passed TMR 300 celebration in Alexandria, VA.  Did you attend? Let us know what you thought!  St. John's day also recently passed. Gardner Lodge celebrated the occasion by having the lodge attend service together followed by a lodge picnic out at the secretary's amazing homestead.  Did you know the finger of St. John the Baptist is right here in Kansas City?!  For ALL this and not much more join us for this week's episode. Afterwards join the conversation on the Facebook group (Historical Light Masonic Research Group).

 

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If you enjoy our work here and would like to contribute to the show you can do so on our website www.HistoricalLight.com by clicking on the “Support the Show” tab in the main menu then click on “Donate”. You can easily setup a convenient one time or recurring donation to the show. All proceeds received go directly back into the show to help offset the overall costs such as web hosting, audio podcast hosting, equipment upkeep, etc. We sincerely appreciate your patronism and continued support!

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Jun 19, 2017

Today's show topic: Best of Waco Lodge No. 92

What happened in Masonic History Today?

Today in Masonic History Nathanael Greene passes away in 1786.

http://www.masonrytoday.com/index.php?new_month=6&new_day=19&new_year=2016

In this episode,  We have the pleasure of inviting W. Bro. Robert Marshall back on the show.  This time we get a run down of some of his favorite members from the Waco rosters throughout the years.  Bro. Marshall has performed extensive research on the history of his lodge and truly has a passion for it.  You will not want to miss this episode as we travel back in time with Bro. Marshall and get introduced to some amazing and influential Brothers who were all members of Waco lodge!

Historical Light is brought to you in part by Masonic Revival and viewers like you.

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If you enjoy our work here and would like to contribute to the show you can do so on our website www.HistoricalLight.com by clicking on the “Support the Show” tab in the main menu then click on “Donate”. You can easily setup a convenient one time or recurring donation to the show. All proceeds received go directly back into the show to help offset the overall costs such as web hosting, audio podcast hosting, equipment upkeep, etc. We sincerely appreciate your patronism and continued support!

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This week we feature Bro. Robert Blackwells video submission on why he became a Freemason.  Permission to use video was granted by the Grand Lodge of Michigan.

**Photo Credits:

Wikipedia

Masonrytoday.com

Waco Lodge No. 92

Jun 6, 2017

Today's show topic is: Ezekiel Bates Lodge in Attleboro, MA.

What happened in Masonic History Today?
Today in Masonic History Josiah Williams Begole passes away in 1896.
http://www.masonrytoday.com/index.php...

In this episode, we get to have a great chat with Bro. Bryan Simmons who is the current Junior Warden of Ezekiel Bates Lodge in Attleboro, MA. And the curator of the Attleboro Masonic Museum. Bryan delivers a well-crafted summary of the grand history of this iconic lodge. He walks us through the amazing collection they were able to compile of historic items from around their amazing five story Temple. They have brought these items back to the light of day and giving them a second chance to tell their tale by transforming an old master's office into a first class Masonic Museum. We also get a chance to get the behind the scene scoop on how Masonic Con came to be and some of the plans for this growing event moving forward.

Historical Light is brought to you in part by Masonic Revival and viewers like you.

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If you enjoy our work here and would like to contribute to the show you can do so on our website www.HistoricalLight.com by clicking on the “Support the Show” tab in the main menu then click on “Donate”. You can easily setup a convenient one time or recurring donation to the show. All proceeds received go directly back into the show to help offset the overall costs such as web hosting, audio podcast hosting, equipment upkeep, etc. We sincerely appreciate your patronism and continued support!
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This week we feature Bro. RJ’s video submission on why he became a Freemason. You may recognize Bro. RJ from his show, the Whence Came You Podcast as well as being a co-host on The Masonic Roundtable. He gives us an amusing yet deep and inspirational insight on his journey into Freemasonry. Be sure to check him out through the links below.
http://www.wcypodcast.com/
http://www.themasonicroundtable.com/

May 8, 2017

Today's show topic is: Kabbalah and Freemasonry Part 1 & Masonic Con 2017 Debriefing.

What happened in Masonic History Today?

Today in Masonic History Donald Jay “Don” Rickles is born in 1926.

http://masonrytoday.com/index.php?new_month=5&new_day=8&new_year=2015

In this episode,  we have the extreme pleasure of interviewing Bro. Greg Kaminsky of the Occult of Personality Podcast on the history between Kabbalah and Freemasonry.  Bro. Kaminsky is a known and respected speaker on this topic.  More than that he is a true gold mine of information.  This episode is part 1 on this subject matter and Bro. Kaminsky will be covering Kabbalah relating to Freemasonry from that of a Christian perspective.  There will be a part 2 later released in which Bro. Kaminsky will join us once again along with another surprise guest and expert who will be taking it back even further to connect the dots by explaining the Kabbalah history from its origin and the Judaic perspective.  Brethren, there will be a ton of light within these two episodes that we are undescribably excited about presenting to you here on Historical Light.  Take notes and I hope you thoroughly enjoy!

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This week we feature Bro. Taylor Thurman's video submission on why he became a Freemason. FYI this is the last video submission we have received for this challenge.  If we do not receive any more before the next episode release this segment of the show will be discontinued!

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IMDB

Masonrytoday.com

Apr 3, 2017

Today's show topic is the Digitization of your lodge history.

What happened in Masonic History Today?

Today in Masonic History George Douglas, 16th Earl of Morton is born in 1761.

http://masonrytoday.com/index.php?new_month=4&new_day=03&new_year=2016

In this episode,  we sit with Brother Robert Marshall from Waco Lodge No. 92 in Waco Texas.  Brother Marshall has done some very extensive and impressive research and digitization of his own lodges history which he has built into a library of a website for his lodge. He shares with us some great idea and meathods to do this very thing with your own lodge history. You will not want to miss out on this grand coversation.  Take out your pens boys and be ready to take notes!

Historical Light is brought to you in part by Masonic Revival and viewers like you.

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This week we feature Bro. Derrek Hittles video submission on why he became a Freemason. Make sure you submit you video reply TODAY and you may see it on a future episode of Historical Light!

**Photo Credits:

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Grand Lodge of Kansas

Mar 20, 2017

Todays show topic is the history of Freemasonry in South Korea.

What happened in Masonic History Today?

We visit our friends at Masonrytoday.com to learn about the life Bro. Charles Samuel Myers

http://masonrytoday.com/index.php?new_month=3&new_day=13&new_year=2015

In this episode we have the pleasure to sit down with W. Bro. Roger Haynes to learn about the history of Freemasonry in South Korea.  You will not want to miss out on the information he brings to the show.  

PODCAST LISTENERS:  This episode features a lot of visual aids so for the full effect we suggest to watch the video version when you get the opportunity.

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**Photo Credits:

Wikipedia

Other photos provided by Bro. Roger Haynes

Feb 28, 2017

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*What happened in Masonic History Today?
We visit our friends at Masonrytoday.com to learn about the life Bro. Harry Cohn.
http://www.masonrytoday.com/index.php...


Todays show topic is Bro. Oscar Scott Woody.
In this episode we get to sit down with friend and Bro. Jason Richards of The Masonic Roundtable who is also the current sitting Master of Acacia Lodge No. 16 in Clifton Virginia. Bro. Richards is kind enough to walk us through the history of Bro. Oscar Scott Woody who perished on the RMS Titanic. Bro. Woody was also an active member of Acacia Lodge.

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We give a well deserved plug to The Masonic Roundtable (TMR) for their upcoming event celebrating the 300th anniversary of UGLE. They have an amazing event planned to take place at the Washington Masonic Memorial in June. Get your tickets at www.themasonicroundtable.com/300

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This week we feature Bro Angelo Mino’s video submission on why he became a Freemason. Make sure you submit you video reply TODAY and you may see it on a future episode of Historical Light!

Feb 7, 2017

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*What happened in Masonic History Today?  

We visit our friends at Masonrytoday.com to learn about the life of Benjamin Alden Bidlack. http://www.masonrytoday.com/index.php?new_month=2&new_day=06&new_year=2016

*We announce the release of the official and Historical Light lapel pin. Our friends over at Masonic Revival helped us create this amazing lapel pin that we are very excited about.  The pin will soon be released on the website for sale at a nominal cost of $10.  Proceeds of the pins sales will go back into the show.  Be sure to get a few and spread the word about what we are doing over here at Historical Light!

*Todays topic is Hancock Lodge No. 311 located on Fort Leavenworth Base in Kansas.  We sit down for a wonderful chat with R:.W:. Brother Herb Merrick who fills us in on some pretty amazing history of the lodge and some of the very notable and influential men that walked those halls and sat in those lodge seat.

Website: http://hancock311.org/

Email:  hancocklodge311@yahoo.com

*Historical Light FB Challenge

We recently launched a challenge to our FB family to get out your phones or webcams and record a short video of yourself answering the question “Why did you join Freemasonry?”  and send it to us.  You may just see your video on a future episode of Historical Light!  Also use this opportunity to sit down with an elder brother at your lodge and record his story to preserve those memories.  We want to open up this challenge to affiliate bodies as well such as OES, Demolay, Job’s Daughters, Rainbow Girls, etc. Why did you join and did the Masonic community influence your decision?  We cant wait to hear from you so be sure to keep sending in your videos!

*Brother Frank Skrobot was the first one to take action on the challenge and we get to view his video response today. Thanks Brother!  Who will be on the next episode?!... Be sure to tune in next time to find out!

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Jan 25, 2017
Published on Jan 23, 2017

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*What happened in Masonic History Today?
We visit our friends at Masonrytoday.com to learn about the life of Joseph Hewes. http://www.masonrytoday.com/index.php...

*Todays topic is Freemasonry in Thailand and Southeast Asia. I had the pleasure of joining W. Brother Jim Smith for a very educational chat of this topic. You can find out more and get in touch with Bro. Smith through the following methods:

www.thaifreemason.com
www.facebook.com/thaifreemason

*I apologize the Historical Light website has been down for several days now. We are in the process of making some upgrades to the site for some future releases. To acomplish this we had to switch servers which led to a few complications. We have a great team working on getting the website back up and with a new and improved design. The site will be back up and running very soon.

*Masonic Shoutout!
Bro. Alexander Yassin from Ireland recently sent me a surprise masonic gift that I was very humbled to receive. He sent over the 150th anniversary jewel from the Provencial Grand Lodge of Antrim.
Thank you very much to Bro. Yassin!

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Jan 10, 2017

Show notes:

Thanks for joining us for another episode as we continue our quest for Historical Light.

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Our friends at Masonrytoday.com offer a fantastic write up on Bro. James M. Barnes and his very impressive list of accomplishments. He was a member of Jacksonville Lodge 570 in Jacksonville, Il.

*photo credits: Wikipedia

We have the pleasure of interviewing Bro. David Dill on the history and workings of the Oklahoma Masonic Indian Degree Team. Bro. Dill is the current secretary of the team. Be sure to find their page on Facebook to get in contact and keep up with them.

https://www.facebook.com/OklahomaMasonicIndianDegreeTeam

Email: omidt@gmail.com

Photo credits:

Oklahoma Masonic Indian Degree Team Facebook page.

The show conversation will continue in our new Facebook Group. If you are not currently a member your are missing out on some great conversations and shared history. Be sure to join TODAY so you don't miss out. HISTORICAL LIGHT MASONIC RESEARCH GROUP

Until next time Brethren, when we continue our quest, for Historical LIGHT.

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