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The Site

DC Freemason features stories about the District of Columbia's oldest fraternity - the Free and Accepted Masons. Freemasonry is a fraternal organization that traces its origins back to early English and Scottish stone guilds. Membership is open to all men, regardless race, religion, or sexual orientation.

The Author


DC Freemason is managed by Chris Ruli, a Washington-based writer, historian, and researcher. He serves as Historian and Archivist for several Masonic organizations in Washington. He researches Freemasonry in Washington D.C. with a focus on the people and events that made the fraternity a popular institution in the nation's capital. His work can be found in local and national publications, podcasts, and on social media. 

In his day job, Chris works for a global non-profit health organization. He is a proud father, Columbia University alum, and former Peace Corps Volunteer.

General inquiries and presentation or interview requests can be made through the contact page.

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