About Fred Milliken

Fred is a Past Master of Plymouth Lodge, Plymouth Massachusetts, and Past Master of Paul Revere Lodge, Brockton, Massachusetts. Presently, he is a member of Pride of Mt. Pisgah No. 135, Prince Hall Texas, where is he is also a Prince Hall Knight Templar . Fred is a Fellow of the Phylaxis Society and former Executive Director of the Phoenix Masonry website and museum.

Boston Time Capsule Returned To Its 1795 Burial Place, With A Few Modern Items

The secretary of the Commonweath of Massachusetts, William Francis Galvin, Governor Charlie Baker and Masonic grand master Harvey Waugh

  The Guardian reports: In an elaborate ceremony steeped in tradition, a time capsule dating to 1795 was returned on Wednesday to the cornerstone of the Massachusetts Statehouse, with a set of 2015 US mint coins and a silver plaque added to its contents for a future generation to discover.   A procession of freemasons […]

The Durhams Of Fairfield

Durham 2

  Past Grand Historian of the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Texas, Dr. Rev. Bro. Robert L. Uzzel,  has a new book out, “The Durhams of Fairfield.” This is Uzzel’s Roots story, tracing his wife’s family genealogy. The Durhams, Black and White, originated in Fairfield County, South Carolina. Those that were slaves later […]

Happy Patriots Day

Paul Revere

    Once again it is time for The Beehive’s annual Patriot’s Day message. Patriots Day is an obscure holiday celebrated in just one county – Middlesex – in Massachusetts. In the early years of our nation it was a National holiday but gradually July 4th supplanted a similar celebration. Patriot’s Day commemorates the first […]

Where Freemasonry Is Open Misinformation Of The Craft Is Dispelled

Entrance to the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts AF & AM

This is not your grandfather’s Freemasonry, at least not in Boston and the Grand Lodge AF & AM. Freemasonry has opened up in the last 50 years, sharing its goals and purpose with the public so that they can be better understood. And the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts has been at the forefront of this openness. […]

Reverend Brother John Marrant & Birchtown, Nova Scotia

Black Loyalist Heritage Museum, Birchtown, Nova Scotia

      This year I made a family vacation trip back to Nova Scotia where I summered every year as a child. We visited many historical sites while there, among them was Shelburne, Nova Scotia. When I drove down the main street of Shelburne there were British flags everywhere and the word “Loyalist” was […]