Preserving and sharing our Masonic heritage

Emblems of Innocence and Honor:
The Masonic Apron

The Masonic apron is arguably one of the most recognizable of Masonic symbols. Revered as an emblem of innocence and honor, its evolution has been long and varied: from rough swaths of leathered hides to protect the clothing to richly decorated works of ceremonial folk art. 

This short documentary, produced by the Masonic Grand Lodge of California and the Henry Wilson Coil Library and Museum of Freemasonry, that offers new insight into one of Masonry’s most treasured ritual garments.

Builders of Dreams: The California Masonic Experience 1850-Present

This exhibit debuted in February 2009 at the Conference of Grand Masters of Masons in North America to high acclaim. It was on display at the Henry W. Coil Library & Museum of Freemasonry in San Francisco through Nov. 10, 2009. In addition to the artifacts a movie was produced.