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Dedication of the Frank S. “Dad” Land 33°, GC Library & Museum

Preserving a Legacy of Excellence: Dedication of the Frank S. “Dad” Land 33°, GC Library & Museum


On September 27, 2017, the Kansas City Scottish Rite Foundation was proud to have Ill. Robert W. Cockerham, 33°, Sovereign Grand Inspector General in Missouri on-hand to assist our Valley in unveiling many enhancements to the Valley of Kansas City’s library and museum. There was a large crowd of excited members, dignitaries, and guests present for this historic occasion!

Frank S. "Dad" Land Knight Templar Sword

(“Dad” Land’s Templar sword, walking stick, and baton.)

The Valley of Kansas City’s newly dedicated library and museum is full of treasures and mementos of the Valley’s storied past. From President Truman’s petition for the Scottish Rite degrees, to Frank S. Land’s Knight Templar sword, these treasures needed to be protected.

After numerous discussions regarding this need to further protect the books and exhibits, the Kansas City Scottish Rite Foundation (KCSRF) initiated a plan to fund and construct attractive and secure doors. This will also allow the Valley to add a separate heating/cooling zone to maintain proper temperature and humidity required for these preservation efforts.

These dramatic changes inspired us to rededicate the library and museum. The KCSRF thought it should be named to honor a member of our Valley whose life had been a force for positive change. Early discussions resulted in the name of Brother Harry S Truman, 33°, but he already has a library with his namesake in Independence. The board quickly came to unanimous consensus to name the Library and Museum for a man whose legacy impacted the lives of millions of young men by teaching them the values of citizenship, leadership, and personal responsibility.


Harry S Truman Scottish Rite Petition

Photograph of Harry S. Truman’s “Petition for the Degrees [of the Ancient & Accepted Scottish Rite]

In January of 1919, Frank S. Land, Director of the Kansas City Masonic Relief and Employment Bureau of the Scottish Rite, agreed to help a young man in need. Mr. Land had no idea that this was to become the beginning of an international Masonic Youth organization; he was merely following the tenets Brotherly Love, Relief and Truth. A few months later, the Order of DeMolay was founded as a result of Frank S. Land answering that call for assistance.


Frank S Dad Land, 33°, GC Library and Museum - Entry Doors

Frank S Dad Land, 33°, GC Library and Museum – Entry Doors

The Valley of Kansas City decided it is time to answer the call and build on the Land legacy by creating a resource that is hoped will inspire a new community within the fraternity. We hope to host seminars, speakers, and traveling exhibits that focus on the history, development, and philosophy of Freemasonry. All of this will be possible thanks to the Frank S. “DAD” Land, 33° GC Library and Museum.

The KCSRF is currently raising money to finish the job by adding the climate control to protect the museum and library’s treasures. This project will cost between $25,000 and $30,000 to complete.

The First 100 Donors of at least $100 to the Kansas City Scottish Rite Foundation, Inc. with donations marked “FRANK S. “DAD” LAND, 33° GC LIBRARY AND MUSEUM” will be permanently recognized as members of the FRANK S. “DAD” LAND, 33° GC LIBRARY AND MUSEUM FOUNDER’S CLUB.

In recognition of their contribution, each will receive –

  • Permanent recognition in the library & museum with their name on a FOUNDER’S CLUB recognition plaque
  • An exclusive, BEAUTIFUL limited edition challenge coin

    Frank S. "Dad" Land Library and Museum - Founder's Club Challenge Coin

    Frank S. “Dad” Land Library and Museum – Founder’s Club Challenge Coin



Founder’s Club Options

Tis’ the Season – to Give the Gift of Speech!

Happy Giving Tuesday!


During the next 24 hours, people around the world will come together to celebrate generosity and make an impact. Will you help us reach our goals this holiday season? Please say “yes” to help a child at your local RiteCare today!

Did you know…?

  • Nationally, we help fund about 170 RiteCare Childhood Language Programs
  • Nationally, many of our centers work in association with universities and hospitals providing top notch care
  • Nationally, RiteCare provides children with full diagnostic evaluation, treatment of speech, language disorders, and learning disabilities


  1. https://www.scottishritestore.org/giving-tuesday.html
  2. http://www.moscottishrite.org/foundation/



RiteCare - Helping Children Communicate

Outstanding new video from Missouri DeMolay!

Read the Latest Scottish Rite Journal and Missouri Insert Online!

We hope that you enjoy the latest addition to the Missouri Scottish Rite website! You can now read the latest issue of the Scottish Rite Journal including the Missouri insert online! This bimonthly publication of the Supreme Council, SJ USA is available by clicking the image of the front-cover of the magazine or Missouri insert shown below.

*note* Once you click the cover, it may take a few moments to load, so please be patient, particularly on mobile.

RiteCare Logo - Scottish Rite Masons Helping Children Communicate

2017 Kansas City Scottish Rite – Clays for Kids Fundraiser

You’re cordially invited to participate in this special event as a sponsor, as an individual shooter, or by sponsoring a group of five for your organization.

Awards will be given to the highest scoring teams and the top individual shooter. First time shooters are welcome and encouraged to participate.

All proceeds from this event will help support the CLDC’s mission to provide relief and assistance to children suffering from and afflicted with Aphasia, Dyslexia and other speech, language and hearing disorders and conditions.

The KCSR Childhood Language Disorders Clinic is tax exempt under section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, operated in partnership with Children’s Mercy Hospital.

    • When:  Saturday, September 9, 2017
      Registration: 8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
      Shotgun Start: 9:30 a.m.
    • Where: Powder Creek Shooting Park
      8601 Monticello Road
      Lenexa, Kansas  66227 913-422-5063  [ MAP ]
    • Details: Shooter registration includes, lunch & drinks, 12 or 20 guauge shotgun shells and clay targets. There will also be awards, door prizes and premium raffle drawings.

Contact Dan Woehrman at 816-810-0927 or Dan@CallenderPrinting.com for more information.

Complete details and sign-up available online at http://claysforkidskc.com/

Completed Kansas City Scottish Rite Temple

Dedication of the Frank S. “Dad” Land Masonic Library and Museum

The Kansas City Scottish Rite Foundation cordially invites you to the Inaugural Kansas City Scottish Rite Foundation Night. We will also dedicate the Frank S. “Dad” Land Masonic Library and Museum and anticipate a few exciting surprises connected with this!



  • September 27, 2017
  • Reception 6:30 PM
  • Dinner 7:00 PM



Fundraising Dinner followed by a Charity Auction and the Library Dedication.

$25 per person will include a Grilled Steak Florentine, Smashed Seared Spuds w/ Cheddar Bacon & Chives, Orange Candied Carrots, Stewed Green Beans w/New Potatoes, Fresh Tossed Salad w/ Parsley Lemon Vinaigrette, Fresh Baked Breads, Strawberry Pie w/Fresh Whipped Cream, Apple Pie.

*Net proceeds from the Dinner will go to the preservation of the Kansas City Scottish Rite Temple.

Please RSVP ASAP by calling 816-561-2277!


Construction of the Kansas City Scottish Rite Temple

Construction of the Kansas City Scottish Rite Temple


Completed Kansas City Scottish Rite Temple

Completed Kansas City Scottish Rite Temple


Installing solar panels at the Kansas City Scottish Rite Temple

Installing solar panels at the Kansas City Scottish Rite Temple

Columbia Scottish Rite Eclipse Viewing Party

St. Louis 2017 Spring Reunion Honoring MWB Richard L. Smith

Valley of St. Louis Spring 2017 Reunion Honoring MWB Richard L. Smith on March 9, 2017

Valley of St. Louis Spring 2017 Reunion Honoring MWB Richard L. Smith on March 9, 2017

2017 Missouri DeMolay Ads and Sponsorship Opportunities

My Brothers,

Below please find links to the Missouri DeMolay letter and forms for the 2017 Missouri DeMolay State Conclave. We appreciate your kind assistance in this most worthwhile venture and look forward to having you with us at our 2017 Missouri DeMolay State Conclave over the Memorial Day weekend in Jefferson City. It has been the tradition that each Valley donate for a $500 full page. You can certainly do more if you desire. It would also be great to have the Valleys and any and all of you to be a Sponsor.

May God bless you in all your endeavors,


Robert W. Cockerham, PGM
Executive Officer
Missouri DeMolay

Kansas City Scottish Rite Time Capsule Opened

We had a wonderful event at the Kansas City Scottish Rite last night!  HUNDREDS of members and guests filled the beautifully restored Grand Ballroom for the opening of the time capsule from the original Kansas City Scottish Rite Temple.  The event was attended by many Freemasons, community leaders, and dignitaries.  See below for FOUR VIDEOS – 1.) a news clip from the Kansas City Star 2.) a news clip from Fox 4 News Kansas City 3.) A news clip from KCTV5 4.) a video filmed by one of the staff members.



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