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Obscura Society NYC: Secrets and Highlights of the Livingston Masonic Library

Join the New York Obscura Society and delve into the collections of this secret society

Whether you're a curious researcher or hardcore scholar, the Chancellor Robert R Livingston Masonic Library is your first stop to find out what's behind the rituals and history of the Freemasons. The library is one of the largest known collections of Freemason resources and memorabilia, containing books on the history, rituals, and philosophy of the Freemasons, as well as artifacts and other key Masonic items. 

While the library is open to the public the stacks, which contain over 60,000 volumes, are closed to browsing, so books are brought out to researchers under a three-at-a-time limit.  You don’t have to be a Mason to read books on site; you do need to be a Mason to borrow.

While most of us won't be able to borrow a book, the Livingston Masonic Library is offering us a tour of the library, and a rare look through their stacks.
Thursday, February 28th, 6:30-8pm
Address:71 W 23rd Street, 14th floor
The Library is located on the 14th floor of the Grand Lodge. Enter from the 23rd street entrance and proceed to the bank of elevators toward the back of the building. 
Advance tickets recommended.