GRAND LODGE LIBRARY, MUSEUM, AND HISTORICAL FOUNDATION
The Allen E. Roberts Masonic Library, Inc. is operated as a program of the Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M., of Virginia Library, Museum & Historical Foundation. The mission of the library and museum is to preserve, collect and restore the Masonic records and artifacts of Virginia and Masonic history in general and to disperse correct Masonic information. The museum contains Masonic artifacts representing Virginia Masonic history - portraits, Masonic regalia, anniversary commemorative items of Grand Lodge and local Lodges, furniture, glassware, porcelain, stoneware, aprons, etc. The library has approximately 8,000 volumes of Masonic works representing Virginia Masonic history, U.S. and overseas Masonic history, Masonic history in general and histories of local Virginia Lodges.
For more information on the Grand Lodge Masonic Library and Museum of Virginia or for research requests e-mail: Masonic Library
To inquire about Masonic membership send:
Full name of subject to be researched
Birth date and place of birth
Death date and place of death
City and county of residence in Virginia during life span
Occupation if known (Methodist ministers, train engineers, men in military service move around frequently)
It is recommended that a mailing address accompany an e-mail request in case there are photo copies of records to send and should there be an incompatibility problem with software programs. The software currently used by the library staff is Microsoft Word 2013.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
Closed Holidays and Weekends
Closed from 12:30 P.M. - 1:30 P.M. for lunch.
(Allow 40 minutes for touring the library and museum.)