The first books formally presented to the Valley of St. Louis Scottish Rite were in 1911 when the library of the late Brother James Fowler Ewing 33° was donated.
Our present Library consisted of two rooms, both filled to the brim with books. A totally amazing collection of Masonic work. Most of which came from the private collection of the late Brother John Black Vrooman 33°, a very well known and highly respected Masonic scholar, in addition to being a former Librarian here. The Lounge level room alone, we estimated contains around 7,000 volumes. A few years ago the Museum was merged into the Library, thus enhancing, and enriching every visit.
The Library is open too all who seek knowledge, so they may spread truth. The Library is open to individuals, families, and the general community. We are a Research Library, and therefore do not lend out any of our materials. So you may read, study and make copious notes to your hearts content.
Our splendid Library stands ready to offered to the whole fraternity and the public as an incentive to follow the admonition of the late P. G. M. Brother Harry S. Truman, 33°, in his introduction to the four volumes of “10,000 Famous Freemasons“, he wrote:
“We know that research is the most important step in the study of history. Comprehensive and accurate information must be available for those who would interpret trends in world happenings”.
Come down and visit us! We are open to All Freemasons and the General Public.
Hours of Operation are
Every Wednesday from 9:00am to 1:00pm and
Every Friday from 5:00pm to 9:00pm.
If coming on Friday bring you cell phone for building not always open, contact information on door, or call the office and setup a special appointment.
Come explore the History, the Diversity, and the Mysteries that are Freemasonry