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Arnprior museum hoping to dispel freemasonry myths with new exhibit

September 9, 2018
Mike Vlasveld, Ottawa Matters

A new exhibit about Freemasonry is coming to Arnprior and District Museum.

“Freemasonry: A History Hidden in Plain Sight,” is a special travelling exhibit from the Bruce County Museum which promotes the knowledge, appreciation and understanding of Masonic history and its influence on the past to present day.

A community project, the new display is made possible by a grant from the Government of Canada’s Museums Assistance Program, with an important partnership between the museum and Arnprior’s Madawaska Lodge No. 196, who are celebrating their 150th anniversary this year.

Museum visitors will get an inside look at the regalia, artifacts, and rituals of Freemasonry, and the travelling exhibit boasts a portrait gallery of famous Masons from around the world.

Augmented with artifacts from local lodges, including Madawaska No. 196, the show will be of interest to people of all ages, high school groups, and especially those attending the Masonic conference in Arnprior in September.

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