Masonic Conversations

The Masonic Conversation Series was videotaped at the George Washington Masonic National Memorial in Alexandria, Va.

In February 1998, Capstone Productions Inc. asked ten noted Freemasons to each record a half-hour discussion on a topic of their choosing at the George Washington Masonic National Memorial in Alexandria, Virginia. Each Masonic scholar talked on-camera with Jackson Polk and Ernie Lissabet of Capstone Productions Inc. for these discussions. The results have now been edited into ten half-hour “Masonic Conversations” listed below.

Masons Helped Support the Recordings.

Each program listed is on a separate DVD for $23.00 + s/h

We asked for financial support from the family of appendant Masonic bodies to help pay for professional TV recordings of these Masonic Conversations. The programs are to be used as Lodge programs and as local public access cable TV programs to help explain some aspects of Freemasonry to those audiences. Special thanks to the Memorial Association and the ten scholars, plus a special thanks to these groups for their financial contributions:

Masonic Conversation # 1
Steven Trachtenberg


Steven Trachtenberg, President of George Washington University in Washington, D.C. who speaks about Freemasonry during the Enlightenment.

Masonic Conversation # 2
James Rees


James Rees, director of Historic Mount Vernon, and Donald M. Robey, PGM, Executive Secretary and Treasurer of the George Washington Masonic National Memorial Association describe their efforts to jointly publicize the history of George Washington.

Masonic Conversation # 3
Dr. William Fox


Dr. William Fox gives a summary of his new book, “The Lodge of the Double-Headed Eagle”, a history of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry’s Southern Jurisdiction.

Masonic Conversation # 4
Kevin M. Tuck


Kevin M. Tuck, Director of the Institute for Masonic Studies at the Grand Lodge of California, F. & A. M. describes Masonic symbols and their Masonic meaning.

Masonic Conversation # 5
Richard E. Fletcher


Richard E. Fletcher, PGM, discusses the work of the Masonic Service Association of North America and the Masonic Information Center.

Masonic Conversation # 6
Colonel George Harrington


Colonel George Harrington, President of the National Sojourners, Inc. explains the Sojourners, their Collingwood headquarters, and the Heroes Of ‘76.

Masonic Conversation # 7
Wallace E. McLeod


Wallace E. McLeod, Executive Secretary, The Philalethes Society, discusses the “origins of Freemasonry.”

Masonic Conversation # 8
Dr. S. Brent Morris


Dr. S. Brent Morris, author and historian, tells viewers how to start a Masonic library.

Masonic Conversation # 9
Dr. Rex R. Hutchens


Dr. Rex R. Hutchens, Ph.D., author and historian, explains the York Rite of Freemasonry.

Masonic Conversation # 10
Pete Normand


Pete Normand, Editor of “The Plumbline” of the Scottish Rite Research Society explains how a “new” kind of Masonic Lodge attracts and keeps members.