The gavel used by President George Washington to dedicate the cornerstone of the U.S. Capital will be on view from 2-4 p.m. Friday, March 24, at the Stearns Learning Resources Center.
The national artifact will be in Ocala March 23-25 in the care of three Freemasons from the Washington, D.C., Masonic Potomac Lodge No. 5 A.F. and A.M.
The gavel travels several times a year throughout the country.
The public may also view it Saturday, March 25, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Marion-Dunn No. 19 Masonic Lodge, 1846 S.E. 36th Ave., Ocala.
For more information visit www.fldistrict15.org, or call the 15th Masonic District of Florida George Washington Gavel Committee Chairman Glen Garner at 305-775-1254.