The Edward J.
Wildblood, Jr. Vermont Lodge of
Research #110, F. & A.M. was chartered by the Grand Lodge of Vermont on
June 9, 1999. As a research lodge, it is not
like other duly constituted lodges. The Lodge typically confers no degrees.
Rather, it is entirely a vehicle for its members learning more about Masonry and
for sharing that knowledge with other like-minded brethren. A number of these
lodges exist throughout the world, including Quatuor Coronati Lodge No. 2076,
the premier lodge of Masonic Research in London, England.
The Research Lodge meets three times a year, each time hosted
by a different Masonic Lodge throughout the State,
but the annual meeting has to be held in Rutland
Vermont. The Bylaws
state: The annual communication shall be the regular communication in April and
shall be held at any duly chartered lodge within the City of Rutland, Vermont.
At the annual communication, the Lodge may vote whether to suspend any regular
communications during the year.
It is a “Moon
Lodge” and follows the historic tradition of bygone days in Vermont when
meetings were held according to the full moon. At each meeting one or more of
the full members of the Lodge presents a paper of Masonic interest to the
membership. Spirited discussion is encouraged in the hope that all present will
learn more about the Craft in the process.
The members of the Vermont Lodge of Research are primarily
interested in pursuing their own Masonic interests. Accordingly, not all papers
are of a scholarly character nor are they intended to be. Rather, they are a way of educating the members of the Lodge and the Craft at
large about Masonry in a fashion which is accessible and enjoyable.
If you are interested in expanding your Masonic horizons, you owe it to yourself
to become a Corresponding Member of this Research Lodge.