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The National Heritage Museum, formerly known as the Museum of Our National Heritage, is an American history museum founded and supported by 32 Scottish Rite Freemasons in the Northern Jurisdiction of the United States of America. It was given as a gift to the peoples of the United States.

Located in historic Lexington Massachusetts, it is open seven days a week with free admission and parking. In addition to a remarkable breadth of exhibitions, they also present lectures, workshops, family programs, concerts and films throughout the year.

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The Van Gorden-Williams Library located within the Museum is an extraordinary resource.  It specializes in American Freemasonry. The original collection consisted of the holdings of the Supreme Council for the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry in the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction of the United States, the Museum and Library's sponsoring organization. The Supreme Council's collection has been augmented over the years by purchases and donations, including the acquisition of several notable private libraries. The Van Gorden-Williams Library now boasts one of the most comprehensive collections on American Masonry in the world, comprising nearly 60,000 books and 360 serial titles, as well as a sizable collection of documents maintained in the library's archives.

The library also collects material on other fraternal organizations whose development paralleled or was influenced by Freemasonry. In addition, there are holdings in American history, American decorative arts, and the Revolutionary War in Lexington.


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