Ancient Free & Accepted Masons of Minnesota

Rochester Lodge No. 21

LEO Presentations coming up.
2019-May-13th LEO: Master Architect: The Life & Works of Harold Crawford by Ken Allsen
  • Abstract: Harold Crawford was a long-time member of Rochester Lodge 21. He was also Rochester’s iconic architect for fifty years. He designed a large number of homes in the Pill Hill area and also the Rochester Public Library (now the Mitchell Center of the Mayo Medical School). These and his other works consisted of about 400 built projects across our region and elsewhere. Even though this presentation does briefly describe the scope of Harold’s works, it emphasizes his personal life and his path from a hardscrabble beginning as a farm boy near Eyota, his education, his family, and his love of art
  • Ken Allsen is an author and artist, whose passion is old buildings. He has published six books and several articles covering the historic buildings of Rochester and the surrounding area, with an emphasis on the people who built and occupied them. Ken is a member of the Society of Architectural Historians, and regularly teaches for the LIFE Program at RCTC. He also volunteers his services at the History Center of Olmsted County, the Mayo Clinic archives and Assisi Heights. Ken has been an active Mason for more than a half century. His first published works were Masonic in nature and consisted of a few articles published in the journal of Educational Lodge. When the Grand Lodge of Minnesota decided to publish the sixth and final booklet of its Quest series, Ken was chosen as the author of History of the Grand Lodge of Minnesota: The First Twenty-Five Years. He was also a coauthor of The Scottish Rite of Freemasonry in Minnesota 1867-2001.
2019-Jan-14 LEO: A study into the possible origins of the Cable Tow
  • Short abstract: The following is a short study on the possible origins of the Cable Tow.
  • It is based upon presentations from the Committee on Education, Grand Lodge AF&AM of Missouri (1987) and Pittsburg Lodge #187.
Nov12th Lodge: 7:30 LEO: Talk Saves Lives: An Introduction to Suicide Prevention
  • Short Abstract: Talk Saves Lives is a community-based presentation that covers the general scope of suicide, the research on prevention, and what people can do to fight suicide. Attendees will learn the risk and warning signs of suicide, and how together, we can help prevent it. Brought to us by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention ( ).
  • Bio: Cara Fox is the Southeast Minnesota Chapter Board Chair for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) and a survivor of suicide loss. She resides in Rochester, MN and actively promotes the mission statement for AFSP, " to Save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide."
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