Wed, Oct 11|
Doric Room, 8th Floor
Mariners Stated Communication : Oct 2023
PM Bro. Matthew J McGovern - A Revolutionary Fraternity: Freemasons and the Global Struggles for Liberty in the 18th and 19th Centuries
Time & Location
Oct 11, 2023, 7:00 PM – 8:20 PM
Doric Room, 8th Floor, 71 W 23rd St, New York, NY 10010, USA
About the Event
PM Bro. Matthew J McGovern -
Title: A Revolutionary Fraternity: Freemasons and the Global Struggles for Liberty in the 18th & 19th Centuries
Description: While many are familiar with the role that Freemasons played in the American Revolution, the Craft, and its members were also essential to numerous struggles against tyranny that occurred across the globe in the 18th and 19th centuries. In this presentation, Bro. Matthew J. McGovern, P.M., will explore the lives and examine the role of various notable Masonic revolutionaries — both familiar and unfamiliar — in the Americas, Europe, and the Caribbean as the world moved through the Age of Revolution.
Bio: Bro. McGovern is a former teacher, an avid historian, and a native Philadelphian who takes great pleasure in supporting his hometown and the things that make it unique. A passionate Freemason, Matthew is a member and Past Master of University Lodge No. 51, where he currently serves as Secretary. He is also a member of numerous York Rite and other appendant bodies, including Royal Arch Chapter No. 3, the oldest standalone Royal Arch Chapter in the world, where he serves as Scribe, and Ouroboros Council No. 469, AMD, where he is the Sovereign Master. Outside of Freemasonry, Brother McGovern is involved in a number of hereditary societies and volunteers with the Boy Scouts of America.