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Welcome to the Philosophic Lodge of Research

plrfrontpagefrontpage.jpgWhile we are a proud member of the Connecticut Masonic community, we differ somewhat from most other Lodges in the state.

Research Lodges in Connecticut do not initiate candidates. The mission statement for Research Lodges is: " encourage and conduct Masonic Research and study by its members, hold discussions, gather and preserve Masonic information, maintain a library,  supply papers or speakers at the request of other Lodges when convenient, and conduct a program of general service to the Craft in the field of Masonic education and information...." For seventy years, the Philosophic Lodge of Research has been committed to these great aims.

Any Master Mason in good standing in the Grand Jurisdiction of Connecticut, or any Grand Jurisdiction recognized by the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of the State of Connecticut A.F.& A.M is eligible for membership. Quite a number of presentations given at the Lodge are open to a wider audience, and information about such events will be made available here as they are scheduled.

As Connecticut Freemasons, we are committed to Brotherly Love, Relief, and Truth; with an emphasis on discovering and sharing the truth about our Fraternity. We welcome our Brothers to peruse this site, and visit our Stated Communications to learn more about our efforts and perhaps join us in our endeavors.

Masonic Antiques Roadshow


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The Philosophic Lodge of Research 

In association with the 

Scottish Rite Museum of Lexington MA


A Lecture on Preserving Historic Artifacts


Dr. Aimee Newell, PhD,   Director of Collections

Followed by a

 'Masonic Antiques Road Show'

Brothers, search your Lodge and Safety Deposit boxes 

Get a description – assessment and learn something about your History 

Learn some preservation and care instructions for your Masonic Treasures 

No financial appraisals, but lots of fun and historical interest.
For best information, take a digital photo of your treasures and send them in advance to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


May 8th  7:00 PM  Open to Masonic Family (Especially Wives) and friends.  Washington 81 Lodge, 324 Main Street, Cromwell, CT. 

Wine, cheese and light refreshments will be served


Pre-Meeting Dinners

All Pre Communication dinners are held at ABC Trattoria, located downstairs from the Lodge room at 316 Main Street in Cromwell. For a complete listing of meal offerings and prices please Click Here.