San Francisco Colloquium- Enriching History
The California Gold Rush and the Freemasons
November 16, 2014
Scottish Rite Masonic Center, San Francisco California
Enriching History aims to be part of a new series enriching American Studies and social science teaching, deepening interest in the American saga by showing new ways of looking at our past. The series' mission is to influence the ways in which we learn and discuss the various experiences that have produced an ever-evolving country. The program brings together a diverse group of individuals who believe in the wide dissemination of, and attention being paid to, scholarly works on important historical events and figures. This year we are honored to have Leonard Richards, Gary Kurutz, JoAnn Levy, and Albert L. Hurtado joining our program as esteemed speakers.
The gold rush was accompanied by the founding of a remarkable number of Masonic lodges, which provided the prospectors with an important source of community and friendship. Some of these lodges were made up of men who traveled together from the East and had been members of Eastern lodges. Enriching History offers those with a limited knowledge of the Masonic involvement a unique chance to see Masonic temples with their rich historical heritage.
Organized in cooperation with the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of California, this year's Enriching History conference looks to explore the California Gold Rush and the involvment and influence of the Freemasons. This annual seminar is for social science educators and all persons interested in aspects of social history in America.
Please check back for details in the coming weeks. We hope that you will be able to join us at this exciting and informative event!
Venue of the Enriching History Colloquium, The San Francisco Scottish Rite Masonic Center
To view information and videos about the 2013 Enriching History Conference on two historical California leaders, Thomas Starr King and Earl Warren, please follow this link.