Columbia- Masonic Hall, Native Sons of the Golden West Exhibit

The Masonic Hall of Columbia(Washington Street) is located in a beautiful 19th century red brick building.  It was the meeting place for the town's Freemasons.  Freemasonry is an influential worldwide fraternal organization that has been around for hundreds of years.  It is known for its rituals and traditions.  Famous Americans in the organization have included Presidents George Washington, Andrew Jackson, and Theodore Roosevelt.

The Native Sons of the Golden West Exhibit(Main Street), on the other hand, is located in a more heavily worn brick building.  The Native Sons is a California organization dedicated to the preservation of historic gold rush sites in that state.  Famous members have included President Richard Nixon.

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