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

October 20, 2018 - The Legacies of Maine Statehood-updated

8:30 am                       Check-in and Continental Breakfast, Cohen Center, Osher Map Library 9:00-9:30 am               The Politics of Statehood, A Brief Overview led by Professor Liam Riordan (History, UMaine) 9:30am-10:45 am        Mapping Maine Statehood with Professor Matthew Edney (Cartographic Scholar, Osher Map Library) [This includes time for a Q and A] 10:45 am-11:00 am     Break 11:00 am-12:00 pm    Viewing and Discussion of Early Maps of Maine leading up to Statehood, etc. (Moses Greenleaf, et. al.) in the Osher Map Library Reading Room, led by Matthew Edney 12:00 pm                     Catered lunch in the Osher Map Library Atrium and Cohen Center  

Instructor: Professor Liam Riordan

Location: USM in Portland 8:30AM-12:30PM Details below

USM in Portland 8:30AM-12:30PM Details below

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