Note: There may be two courses offered on the same day!
All courses are open to all Masons as well as the general public. Note that this is a tentative schedule and more classes may be added. Future course listings will be posted here as they become available.
While it is not necessary, it is strongly recommended you pre-register with Theresa at the Grand Lodge Office – 207-843-1086.
Please note: There will be a lite luncheon served after each class. The charge is $5.00. If you plan to attend the meal you must pre-register for the class by calling Theresa at the grand lodge office at 207-843-1086. Thank you.
October 20, 2018 - The Legacies of Maine Statehood-updated8:30 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
November 10, 2018 - Symbolism- Masons onlyThis course will help establish a foundation of understanding for several Maine Masonic College courses dealing with Masonic and other forms of symbolism, allegory, myth and philosophical expressions of belief. It was developed from a psychological and practical perspective which examines the use of dynamic roles of symbols as instruments of understanding and vehicles of exploration both in our personal lives and in our mutual and significant inter-relationships with others. The lecture portion of this course explores the use of certain symbols of the Masonic degree experience. Participants will be divided into groups and given practical; exercises in which to explore the significance and efficacy of symbols in the process of developing individual and group insights in their encounter with human situations and in their search for greater understanding. This is a practical applications course and is critical for mentors of any organization in which symbolism plays and important role.
Instructor: RW Eric Kuntz
Location: Piscataquis Lodge, Milo 9AM-12PM Meal to follow
November 17, 2018 - EA & FC Symbolism- Masons onlyMore info to come.
Instructor: RW Eric Kuntz
Location: Mystic Lodge, Hampden 9AM-12PM
December 8, 2018 - AstronomyHitchhikers guide thru the Universe
Instructor: Shawn Laatsch from UM
Location: UM at Orono 1:00PM