Instituted March 23, 1869
Meets 2nd & 4th Tuesday 6:30pm
Meeting Location: 9459 Eigleberry St. Gilroy, CA
Mailing Address: PO Box 1162, Gilroy, CA 95021
Instituted February 9, 1854
Meets 1st & 3rd Mondays 7:00pm
Meeting Location: 462 Main St. Placerville, CA
Mailing Address: PO Box 897, Placerville, CA 95667
History of the Location
Morningstar Lodge #20 was instituted 1854 in Placerville by D.D.G.M. Moses Hymeman. The Lodge met in a rented meeting hall along with several other fraternal orders including Franklin Odd Fellows Lodge #74.
In 1910 this hall was lost, along with all records and personal property of the Lodges, Franklin Lodge, being small could not withstand the loss and at the end of the year, consolidated with Morninstar.
In 1911 the Lodge dedicated their new Hall, a fine meeting place with a spring board floor so that dances could be hosted in the meeting room. The stone used in this bldg. is mined from the local placerville quarries and is one of the nicest halls of the area.