Georgetown's Oldest Fraternity: The Early History of Freemasonry in Georgetown

Georgetown Library

Georgetown's Oldest Fraternity: The Early History of Freemasonry in Georgetown

Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018, 1 p.m.

Chris B. Ruli, historian of the Masonic Potomac Lodge No. 5 of the District of Columbia, will discuss the early history of Freemasonry in Georgetown, notable members of the fraternity, and the uses of the George Washington gavel. The gavel is making a rare visit to Georgetown from its permanent home at the U.S. Capitol. President George Washington used the gavel during the ceremonial laying of the Capitol's cornerstone in 1793.