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Mason Steve Schwartz shows off the historic Mason Lodge, 122 E Walnut St., built in 1928. Submitted photo

De-mystifying the Masons

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Hollywood likes to sensationalize many things -- the Freemasons have been no exception.

In movies such as National Treasure and The Da Vinci Code, the Masons have been portrayed as a group with deep, dark secrets.


According to Freemason Steve Schwartz, this is not true. "We are not a secret society. We are a society with secrets."

"The Masons, a fraternal organization, are much like other organizations, the inner group knows more," he said.

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Jillian Dexheimer
Jillian Dexheimer has been a copy editor and reporter for the River Falls Journal since 2011. She previously worked for the River Falls Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau. Dexheimer holds a sociology degree from UW-River Falls.
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