Richmond Punch Bowl
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ca. 1788 Porcelain Made in China and Presented to Richmond Lodge No. 10 by Brother Edward Dowse, then No. 13. Edward Dowse was a Ship Master involved with Chinese trade. The bowl is one of the oldest pieces of porcelain … Read More

Henrico Union Lodge Furniture
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ca. 1860s and early 1900s Wood, velvet, metal and marble Altar, Two Trestleboards, Three Lights, Worshipful  Master, Senior Warden, Junior Warden, Senior Deacon and Junior Deacon Chairs.  Photo of Lodge room with furniture appears in 1855-1905 Semi-Centennial Souvenir (History) of … Read More

Masonic Symbol Bed
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ca. 1927-1930 Single bed has over 3200 pieces of inlaid wood – 0ak, Maple and Mother of Pearl Made by Robert Edward Forbes (1884-1953), a member of Vinton Lodge, No. 204 (1927-1934) and Lakeland Lodge No. 190 (1933-1953). Donated in … Read More

Master Mason Window
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ca.1880s stained glass window depicting symbols in the Master Mason Degree was located in the dining room on the 2nd floor in the Grand Lodge building at Adams and Broad Streets.

John Dove Bust
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Plaster copy of Dr. John Dove, 1792-1876 by Edward V. Valentine.  Original Bust presented to Dove Lodge No. 51 in 1872.  Dr. Dove served as Grand Secretary of Grand Lodge for 41 years, of Grand Chapter for 58 years and … Read More

Physical Donations
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We accept donations to both our museum and library. If you are interested in donating physical items, please fill out this form.

Library Collections
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The library has approximately 8,000 volumes of Masonic works representing Virginia Masonic history, U.S. and overseas Masonic history, Masonic history in general and histories of local Virginia Lodges.

Wooten Secretary’s Desk
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The Wooten Desks were manufactured in Indianapolis, Indiana starting in 1870. This fine piece of furniture is made of various woods, has 110 compartments and decorative metal hinges. The history of how the desk came in possession of Grand Lodge … Read More