Masonic open house seeks to introduce, inform

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WILTON — Maine Lodge #20 will be holding an open house tomorrow, to give people in the Farmington area a chance to learn more about Masons in Maine.
The lodge’s 200th anniversary in Farmington is approaching, and the Masons hope that guided tours, refreshments and an explanation of some of the history will serve as an introduction to the famous fraternal organization.
In some cases, according to Mason Rick Dorian, the information may correct some misconceptions.
“You do read a lot about it on the Internet, or see it on the History Channel,” he said, “but there are some major pieces that don’t meld with the actual history.”
The tours will focus on the building, some of the masonic regalia and things used in the lodge’s degrees. Dorian noted that while not everything would be open for discussion, such as the passwords and grips, he thought it would be an interesting and informative event. Membership application materials will be available.
The event will be held at the Masonic Building on Main Street, in Wilton. That building actually no longer belongs to the lodge, but the owner has agreed to allow continued usage. A brand new building is expected to open this fall on Bryant Road.
The open house will be held from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. on June 20. For more information, call Rick Dorian at 645-3485.

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