Committed to the principle that an informed Mason is a better Mason, the Illinois Lodge of Research encourages members to study subjects connected with the Craft and offers opportunities to share research with other lodge members and our brethren in general.

Links to Other Websites

The Greek mathematician and philosopher, Aristotle, is credited with saying, “It is not once nor twice, but times without number that the same ideas make their appearance in the world.” And what a wonderful world full of research, insights, and ideas we have, especially when it comes to Masonic education.

Noted below are some links to other Masonic libraries and reference websites for your inspiration, research, and enjoyment:

Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. of Illinois

Lodges of Masonic Research
Dwight L. Smith Lodge of Research (Grand Lodge of Indiana)
Grand Lodge of British Columbia and The Yukon (Masonic essays and papers)
Iowa Research Lodge No. 2
Michigan Lodge of Research & Information No. 1
Missouri Lodge of Research
Northern California Research Lodge
Quatuor Coronati Lodge No. 2076 (United Grand Lodge of England)
Texas Lodge of Research

Other Masonic Research Websites
Masonic Research Network (sponsored by the Sioux City Valley A.A.S.R.)
The Masonic Society

Blogs, Podcasts, etc.
From Labor to Refreshment
The Midnight Freemasons
The Winding Stairs
Whence Came You

Have a Masonic research website to recommend? Send an email to us and tell us about it. Be sure to include as much information as you can, including the website’s web address, affiliation, and details on its legitimacy and accuracy.

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Upcoming Events

Spring 2018 Mid-State Educational Symposium
March 24th, 2018 • Homer Masonic Temple, Homer, Illinois

Early Summer 2018 North-State Educational Symposium
June 23rd, 2018 • Libertyville Masonic Temple, Libertyville, Illinois

Deadline for articles for Annual Transactions
July 31st, 2018 to WB Hilton Kaufman

Lodge of Research Annual Meeting
October 5th, 2018 in the afternoon at Grand Lodge

“Find out the reason that commands you to write; see whether it has spread its roots into the very depth of your heart; confess to yourself you would have to die if you were forbidden to write.”

— Rainer Maria Rilke

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Worshipful Master

WB James M. Tome

P.O. Box 462

Sycamore, Illinois  60178

(815) 508-3878

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WB Jeff Estes

Illinois Lodge of Research

P.O. Box 44

Bloomington, Illinois  61702

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MWB Barry Weer

Illinois Lodge of Research

P.O. Box 44

Bloomington, Illinois  61702

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