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— William Howard Taft

Friday, September 11, 2009

Lost Symbol and Freemasonry Website Launched

The Masonic Society, the Masonic Service Association of North America, and the George Washington Masonic Memorial have collaborated on a new website that will address the references to Freemasonry found in Dan Brown's new novel, The Lost Symbol.


The website is being provided for the use of lodges and grand lodges to provide factual information to the public and the press, and as a central location for common questions and answers that will arise once the book is officially released on September 15th. The desire of TMS, MSA and the GWMM is to inform the public and Freemasons themselves about the references to the fraternity in the book, and to save us all from reinventing the wheel for hundreds of websites.

The site also contains a link to a recommended reading list, as well as to a master list of grand lodge websites.

Please spread the word.


  1. Having reviewed the website, I must congratulate you and the sponsors of the site for an excellent and proactive effort of the highest quality. This is just the sort of thing that we need to do to prepare for the publication of The Lost Symbol.

    I hope that you are sending out press releases to the national media. (I'll send the URL to my own contacts, of course.)

  2. Well done, and thank you. I've posted a link on my lodge's website, and have forwarded your post to our members.


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