Wednesday, April 18, 2007

'A Brief History of Speculative Freemasonry': Masonic talk by Bro. Jeff Peace April 21 in Cleveland, Ohio

This Saturday, April 21, Masonic historian Jeff Peace will present a talk titled "A Brief History of Speculative Freemasonry" in Ohio City, Ohio (suburban Cleveland) [map].

Did Masonry really derive from Templars, or from King Solomon, or from medieval trade guilds? Or from something else? Where did Masonic symbols come from, and what were their original meanings? What was going on in the "outside world" that led to the formation of Freemasonry? Why was Freemasonry created, and what purpose did it serve, and does it serve today?

This lecture is open to the public. It will be held on Saturday, April 21, in the West Side Masonic Temple at 2831 Franklin Blvd, Ohio City, Ohio, beginning at 5 p.m. A $5.00 donation at the door is appreciated.

Previous articles on Bro. Peace's talk: | | | | | |


  1. Hmm, looking at the picture it appears he is coming from the same angle as Francis Yates and David Stevenson - nice. It is time the ideas of those authors got the Masonic attention they deserve.


  2. I've heard Bro. Jeff speak on Masonic history many times. He has the ability to take what could be dry historical recitations and turn them into vivid, living narratives.

    I'm sorry I won't be able to attend the talk in Cleveland this weekend.

    — W.S.

  3. If I had magic wings I'd fly to Ohio to see him. Does Bro. Jeff ever condense his talks into papers? Papers that could be posted perhaps? What if we said pretty please?

    Sis. Kelly


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