For those who would like to learn more about Freemasonry and American fraternalism.
While Freemasonry is often acknowledged as the earliest fraternity established in the New World, this distinction also means that Freemasonry was a model for hundreds of groups that followed. The National Heritage Museum is committed to collecting objects, books and archival materials associated with all forms of fraternalism in America. These items teach us about the history of these groups, as well as the history of our country. Exploring the comparisons and contrasts between Freemasonry and other fraternal groups expands our knowledge and understanding of how they – and The Craft – formed and survived (or, in some cases, did not survive).