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

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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.