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The Zarthan Lodge Bible

March 24, 2020

When doing an inventory of the Nelson Library, there are many, many copies and versions of the Holy Bible. They are small and large, in good and not-so-good condition, Masonic and non-Masonic style. By definition, a Masonic bible typically has

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Moving the Masters

March 22, 2020

Many of you have had occasion to visit the Grand Lodge office. You may remember that the photographs of PGMs lined both sides of the hallway of the Minnesota Masonic Charities (MMC) offices, and were spilling around the corner. No

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Infection Control Update

March 13, 2020

Minnesota Masonic Heritage Center is committed to maintaining a safe and healthy workplace for our employees and visitors. As such, we are closely monitoring the ongoing COVID-19 novel coronavirus outbreak and following the recommendations of the Department of Health and

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The Temple of Solomon

December 31, 2019

The Temple of Solomon If you’ve been to the James B. Ladd Museum, you’ve no doubt seen the scale model in the farthest corner of the room…an artist’s rendition of Solomon’s Temple in ancient Jerusalem. It wouldn’t surprise me if you

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Exploring the Virginia Window

November 26, 2019

Without fail, when a first-time visitor to the Minnesota Masonic Heritage Center (MMHC) enters the Col. James B. Ladd Museum and Charles W. Nelson Library, they emit an “ooh,” “ahh,” or a gasp when they see the stained glass art

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Accessing the Charles W. Nelson Library

September 27, 2019

Most of the people reading this know that the Heritage Center has a library. It’s classified as a private, special or reference library. By definition, a special library is often limited to a few topics or subjects. It’s no surprise

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A Seventh-Generation Visitor

August 14, 2019

May 14, 2019 was a typical day at the Minnesota Masonic Heritage Center (MMHC). Flowers were in bloom on the campus grounds; spring was scheduled for 2:00–5:00 p.m., after which summer would immediately commence. Typical, that is, until a particular

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painting of Gideon Ives

The Real Ives Behind the Ives Auditorium

July 18, 2019

We often talk of the Ives Auditorium at the Minnesota Masonic Heritage Center. We dwell on its wonderful acoustics and comfortable seating for more than 400 people. But what of the man for whom the Auditorium is named? What of

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