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New Freemasonry Exhibit

Southampton | by Daryl Morris  

Freemasonry history hidden in plain sight has opened at Bruce County Museum

The Southampton Chapter of the Freemasons hopes to enlighten many with a new exhibit at the Bruce County Museum and Cultural Centre.

A new exhibit has opened over the weekend called "Freemasonry: A History Hidden in Plain Sight."

On opening day, it was announced that the Ontario Trillium Foundation has helped the exhibit with a grant worth 13 thousand and 6 hundred dollars

Freemason and Exhibit Committee Member Garry MacGregor says this year the Southampton chapter is celebrating 100 years of service, and they thought it would be a good time to educate the community about what they do.

MacGregor says the myth of the Freemasons being a secret organization will be dispelled.

He says historically, they wanted to be a group of men who went about doing good deeds quietly in the community without receiving recognition.

MacGregor's history with the Freemasons dates back through his father.

MacGregor says he was in his late teens before he ever discovered his father was associated with the organization.

But now he says he's glad they can be proud of who they are and what they do and let people know about the Masons.

He says the exhibit will feature the history of all of the chapters within Bruce County, and each district will have its own day to host at the museum.

It is open at the museum until July 3rd.


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