Library and Museum:
The El Paso
Scottish Rite Library, Archives and Museum are important to the Scottish
Rite and the El Paso public because they are all well-kept repositories
of a treasured Masonic heritage.
Freemasonry has been for more than two hundred years an integral part
of American society, culture, and history. The purpose of the Library,
Archives and Museum is to maintain a variety of collections, including
current, out-of-print, and rare books, periodicals, manuscripts,
official records of the The Supreme
art, regalia and artifacts. Many of the archived documents in
our collection include rare photographs of city founders, since most of
them were also Masons, as were many men of that time. We serve
the interests of Masonic scholars, general readers, and touring
visitors, so that the most relevant Masonic books, resources, and
Masonic-related items may be used profitably and enjoyed always.
The El Paso
Scottish Rite Library, Archives and Museum are devoted to the
exhibition, care and study of Masonic books, prints, and antiquities
that reflect the history and experience of Freemasons in American
culture and around the world. The Library houses about 3,000 books. The
Archives hold several manuscript collections and the official records
and papers of The Scottish Rite and Masonry. Among the objects on view
in the Museum are Masonic documents, jewelry, ceramics and glassware.
The Museum also holds items of general interest, including historic
American flags, photographs and memorabilia.
The Museum is open for Tours from 10 AM to 1 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays
excluding national holidays.