Ancient Free & Accepted Masons
Highland Lodge 194

Cortland, NE 68331

Highland Lodge 194, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, meet in a lodge building that was constructed mainly by its own members in 1977. The Lodge meets once a month on the second Tuesday for regular business at 7:30 p.m. from November to April; and at 8:00 p.m. from May through October.

For information concerning the Lodge, please visit the site below:

Highland Lodge Link


Venus Chapter 49 Order of Eastern Star

Cortland, NE 68331

The petition for a charter was granted on May 23, 1892 with about 20 signatures. Over the years they met in several different town buildings. In 1925, there was a fire in the Masonic Building and they lost all of their possessions and records but continued to meet in other places. In 1977, they met in the American Legion Building across the street from where the present day Masonic Lodge was being built. The chapter meets the second Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m., except in May they meet on the third Wednesday. They welcome all new members.

For inquiries, contact

Worthy Matron, Pam Boesiger (402) 798-7681 Email
Secretary, Lila Papke Email