On the 30th January, the Library & Museum received a donation of seven Jewels to the FMV Jewel collection. The donation was received from The Warrington Museum of Freemasonry by Assistant Curator Mr. Peter Beck.
Museum Studies student Alex Elington was given the project of undertaking condition reports of each jewel as well as researching their history. They were to include a 275th Anniversary Jewel of the formation of the Grand Lodge of England as well a number of steward jewels from the “Royal Masonic Institution for Girls” dated 1966.
Originally founded in 1788 the Royal Masonic Institution for Girls, remains today as one of the oldest girls’ schools in the country. Founded by Chevalier Ruspini in 1788, the School's original purpose was to educate the daughters of Freemasons who were unable to support their families through death, illness or disability. A number Steward Jewels were also been given from the “Royal Masonic Institution for Boys” however this school closed in 1970.
We are thankful to the Warrington Museum of Freemasonry for offering the FMV and Library & Museum such a collection of interesting Jewels.
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