Freemasonry is an international fraternity of good men striving to become better men, men of character from every walk of life, all working together to build a better world. Hesperia Lodge No. 411, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, received its charter from the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Illinois in 1864. The current Grand Lodge of the State of Illinois was formed on January 20, 1840 at a meeting of several lodges from Illinois. It is through these lodges, which received dispensation from the Grand Lodges AF&AM of several adjacent states as well as Pennsylvania, and they in turn, ultimately, from the United Grand Lodge of England, that we may trace our roots. Hesperia continues to accept petitions from good men who wish to become better men and help make the world a better place through the centuries old wisdom and tradition of Masonry.

For more information, see our Lodge History. You may also be interested in the history of the Jefferson Masonic Temple.