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Md. Masons Open Doors To Public

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BALTIMORE (AP) — Masons across Maryland are opening the doors of their lodges for a rare open house.

Saturday’s event is in part to dispel some of the myths that have arisen about the group because of recent novels like Dan Brown’s “The Lost Symbol” and movies like “National Treasure.” Leaders of the group also hope to attract new and younger members to the group, which has about 1.5 million members in North America.

Approximately 80 Masons buildings in Maryland are open to the public until 5 p.m.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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