square_compass_logoIn the summer of 2007, the Valley of Sioux City Scottish Rite of the Ancient & Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, Southern Jurisdiction, U.S.A, recognized the opportunity to use the Internet as an additional medium for the delivery of Masonic light. Originally, with the name the Consistory Research Network, the Masonic Research Network’s purpose was, and remains, to offer its members access to Masonic knowledge by offering publications, mostly published before 1917, pertaining to advanced Masonic studies; history; symbolism; esoteric; philosophy; leadership; jurisprudence; lodge activities; and other areas of Masonic research.

As technology grew over the years, the network has greatly expanded in the arena of social networking including membership profiles; threaded discussions; private messaging; photo galleries; etc.  Together, members have the opportunity to discuss Masonic concepts via the threaded discussions and learn from Brethren throughout the world. Have a question? Ask it on the Masonic Research Network and there will likely be Brothers with answers.

Iowa Freemasonry has long been preeminent in Masonic education, it being the home of The National Masonic Research Society, the Masonic Service Association of North America, the Iowa Academy of Masonic Knowledge, and the Grand Lodge of Iowa Library located in Cedar Rapids , Iowa . It is our desire to continue this tradition.

If you are a qualified Brother Master Mason, currently enrolled in a Blue Lodge in a recognized Grand Jurisdiction (see below), we invite you to become part of this resurgence in Masonic Education!


If you are not a Freemason and are interested in learning more about the Masonic Fraternity, please click here.



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