2019 Fall Reunion–Valley of Las Cruces

Practicing the Grand Encampment formation, 32nd Degree

Practicing the Grand Encampment formation, 32nd Degree

The 2019 Fall Reunion of the Valley of Las Cruces will be held on Friday, September 27th and Saturday, September 28th. If you are a Master Mason in good standing and are interested in becoming a Scottish Rite Mason, contact Secretary Robert Northrup by e-mail at secretaryvlcsr@gmail.com or by phone at (575) 523-7171 to learn more.

Read more about the Valley of Las Cruces on our website. The petition is also available to download here.

"The Santa Fe Scottish Rite Temple" receives the Ralph Emerson Twitchell Award

The Historical Society of New Mexico has awarded The Santa Fe Scottish Rite Temple: Freemasonry, Architecture, and Theatre the 2019 Ralph Emerson Twitchell Award "for an outstanding publication or significant contribution to the creative arts, as related to New Mexico history".

As it was explained to the authors and editors of the book, The Santa Fe Scottish Rite Temple is, "described as 'absolutely amazing,' your book does a wonderful job of presenting the accumulated knowledge of New Mexico's pioneering Masons, as well as the story behind the building's unique architecture and its rich theatrical legacy."

This is a very significant accomplishment and the authors and editors accepted the Twitchell Award during the 2019 New Mexico History Conference and signed copies of The Santa Fe Scottish Rite Temple: Freemasonry, Architecture, and Theatre. The award was presented at the Awards Banquet on Saturday, March 30th, in Albuquerque as part of the 2019 New Mexico History Conference.

More information can be found on the Historical Society of New Mexico's website, www.hsnm.org, and the book can be purchased on the New Mexico Scottish Rite's website, www.nmscottishrite.org, or by contacting our secretary at (505) 982-4414.

 
The Cover of  The Santa Fe Scottish Rite Temple  from the Museum of New Mexico Press

The Cover of The Santa Fe Scottish Rite Temple from the Museum of New Mexico Press