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The Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania web site includes a wealth of functional and historical materials to help you be a more informed member, officer, and supporter of the Fraternity. One special feature of is the Past Grand Masters Gallery. It gives you a "snapshot" of the lives and accomplishments of the 113 men who have served the Fraternity as Right Worshipful Grand Master. This is not a comprehensive history of the office of Grand Master. That feat was addressed in the third volume of The Master Builders: A History of the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of Pennsylvania. It is a scholarly work of detailed research by Dr. Wayne A. Huss that includes biographies of each Right Worshipful Grand Master through Bro. Arthur J. Kurtz, 1988-1989. It was that three-volume work that provided the material posted on the web site. It is fascinating reading and those who take the time to browse the gallery often find themselves reading the full biographies. Each Grand Master's personality comes to life in the portraits. See for yourself. Go to


The Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania's web site includes the current edition of The Pennsylvania Freemason, and an archive of all the issues since December 1997. The on-line editions include the full text of the print edition, with some added extras, including additional photographs, links to related articles, and coupons that can be printed, rather than clipped out of the issues you are saving in your personal library. You can save lots of time in searching back issues to find a specific article or photograph. With the on-line edition, every article, topic, photo, and concept is indexed in the Search program. When you want to find the article such as "George Washington Lodge No. 143's 175th Anniversary," just type that in the Search window on the web site and find the article in a matter of seconds. Once you know what issue it is in, you can either review it on-line, or go back to your collection. It can save time and keep your collection from being dog-eared. It's just one more good reason to visit