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Excelsior Lecture: “Fraternal Failures: What Modern Masons Can Learn from Failed Fraternal Orders” on February 22, 2024

Dec 26, 2023

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Seth AnthonyAt 7:00 PM on February 22nd, join Bro. Seth C Anthony, 32° HGA, for his program “Fraternal Failures: What Modern Masons Can Learn from Failed Fraternal Orders”

Bro. Anthony is a Past Master of Abraham C. Treichler Lodge No. 682, of Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania. In 2018, Seth was honored with the Grand Master’s Outstanding Service medal for his work with the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania, where he currently serves on several committees and as Secretary of the Pennsylvania Academy of Masonic Knowledge.

He was honored with the Knight York Cross of Honor for his leadership in the York Rite, and is an officer of Francis Marion Highely Chapter, Knights of Rose Croix, of the Valley of Reading, AASR, NMJ. Seth was named one of the first four Hautes Grade Academics of the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction for his research into the spread of clandestine Freemasonry in Pennsylvania in the late 1800’s. An avid fraternalist, Bro. Anthony is a member of more than thirty fraternal organizations, holding various leadership positions in many of them, including sitting on the board of directors of both the J.H. Rathbone Museum and the Historical Society for American Fraternalism.

He is an avid collector of fraternal materials and is best known for the “Museum of Fezology,” a website devoted to celebrating the history and cultural implications of the small felt, tasseled hats. The site features items from Seth’s own extensive collection of fezzes, from the apparel of the American Woodmen to the masonic White Shrine of Jerusalem. Seth’s other collecting interests include banners, jewels, and ephemera related to fraternal organizations that are less well-known. He is a frequent guest speaker for fraternal podcasts and events. Seth has been published in the Journal of the Masonic Society, The Knight Templar Magazine, The Freemasons Victoria, and others, and he co-edited the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania F. & A.M.’s newest edition of “The Exemplar: A Guide to a Masons Actions.” Seth holds membership in more than 30 fraternal organizations, serving many as an officer.

In his secular life, Seth is employed as the Director of Sales, Marketing & Business Development for Holleran, a research and consulting firm specializing in the senior living and retirement industry. He holds a bachelor of arts degree from Edinboro University, where he majored in psychology, specializing in learning processes. Later, he earned a master’s of science degree from Capella University, majoring in organizational management, with a focus on human resources.

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