Maine Masonic College

The Maine Masonic College is an initiative of the Grand Lodge of Masons in Maine – the fraternity of Freemasons. Our goal is to create educational opportunities for members in our jurisdiction and for friends and neighbors in the communities where we live and work.

To Bring More Light

The Maine Masonic College endeavors to bring programs to enrich and stimulate. Using a variety of modalities, our goal is to help our society remember its past, understand its present and look forward confidently.

The College Briefly

Our name inspires us to a ‘higher educational calling’. We are not a bricks and mortar school but a ‘Temple of Knowledge’, offering learning opportunities in various modalities.

We believe that Freemasonry is relevant in society today, helping to create a continuum of knowledge for those who are interested in personal enrichment.

Masonic ritual exhorts us to broaden our knowledge of the seven liberal arts and sciences. Thus, our programs include topics of interest to anyone with an inquisitive mind: ethics, astronomy, logic, public speaking and more. We have molded the Maine Masonic College on the best features of not only traditional and modern Masonic-oriented education but also ‘senior college’ and lifelong learning endeavors.

At the Maine Masonic College, we encourage your input, your recommendations, and – most of all – your INVOLVEMENT!

Special Shorter Programs

The Maine Masonic College also provides shorter programs of high interest and use to the Craft. These presentation are especially well suited for lodge and district settings. Topics include The Amazing Fellowcraft Degree, Harmony of the Seasons, Cosmology and Our Ritual, The Letter G, Masonry and the American Revolution. Contact R.W. Donald McDougal, Chairman of this service to the Craft. His phone number is 938-2290, and his email address is .

Important Note

Opinions expressed by the instructors and Regents of the Maine Masonic College do not represent the/an ‘official’ position of Freemasonry or of the Grand Lodge of Masons in Maine.

No one person speaks for Freemasonry. Only the Grand Master can speak for Freemasonry within his own jurisdiction and then, only during his term of office.

Upcoming Courses

April 4, 2020 - Annual Arts & Sciences

CELEBRATION OF ART’S AND SCIENCES Program  8:00---- Registration and Continental Breakfast (Black Bear Inn, Orono) 8:45    Welcome – Wayne Hitchcock, Chair Luke Shorty, Dean   9:00      Nathan Stormer, PhD University of Minnesota, is a Professor of Communication & Journalism at the University of Maine.  He specializes in rhetorical theory and medical rhetoric on reproductive health.  He has taught the history of thought about rhetoric for nearly three decades to undergraduate and graduate students. 10:30   Break 10:45   Mark Rustin, Grand Master              Due to speak on the practical applications of Rhetoric. 12:00    Lunch  12:30   University of Maine – Honors Presentation               2:30       Adjourn


Location: Black Bear Inn, Orono 9AM-3PM

Black Bear Inn, Orono 9AM-3PM

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