The Masonic Society and the Masonic Library and Museum Association came together to sponsor The Quarry Project, a conference and workshop on Masonic research and preservation, held at the George Washington Masonic Memorial in Alexandria, Virginia on September 27–29, 2013. The conference drew from both the Masonic and academic communities to provide detailed instruction on Masonic research and the editing of the results. Additionally, a set of voluntary standards for future Masonic research, writing, and editing were introduced. Professional librarians, museum curators, and experts on display and preservation provided practical instruction and advice on maintaining and improving Masonic historical repositories. Multiple concurrent presentations were offered on all three days.
Now, in 2015, TMS, MLMA, and the Masonic Information Center are teaming up to bring you The Quarry Project: Phase II. This site will be updated within the next few weeks with more information regarding this next step for Masonic historians, archivists, and researchers.