Our Lodge was originially chartered as Vitruvius #81 in 1850. Over the years, as Masonic membership in Illinois changed, our Lodge merged and folded in other Lodges which further develops our rich and diverse history.

This year we hosted Gloria Cregier Emma, who has written a book on her Grandfather, DeWitt Clinton Cregier. She taught us about many of the details of his life and helped us to understand why he was so well respected that his Brothers formed a Lodge bearing his name (then D.C. Cregier Lodge 643).