To celebrate American Archives month, the Society of Ohio Archivists has produced a "SOA Ohio Archives Passport and Activity Guide" to inform researchers about archival resources all around Ohio. Lakeside Heritage Society is on the list! Clink the link below or download the PDf to visit, explore, and learn more about archives all around our great state.
Lakeside Heritage Society Archives in 2000
For those still in the Marblehead area - make sure to check out the newest Ohio History Connection project in Ottawa County! Photos are available for viewing by clicking the link below or visiting the Ottawa County Historical Society website at
From the Ottawa County Historical Society website:
'In partnership with the Ohio History Connection, the Ottawa County Historical Society is bringing a County-themed painted barn to Ottawa County. The Ohio History Connection project is to have a County-themed painted barn in each of Ohio's 88 counties. Their last project was Sandusky County's Rutherford B. Hayes painted barn in Fremont."
For more information visit this link: Barn Painting
The LHS Labor Day Recycle Sale has smashed the previous records for donations, volunteer efforts, and sale income! Thank you to all those who were involved in both the Memorial and Labor Day sales. LHS appreciates your efforts and we are looking forward to next spring!
Lakeside Heritage Society would like to send a heartfelt thank-you to all the volunteers who made this year’s Ice Cream Social possible. There were more than twenty-five delicious homemade cakes donated for the event as well as stunning show of energetic individuals helping with setup, serving and other activities. Your efforts and devotion to our Lakeside heritage allowed the return of this wonderful tradition for enjoyment by future generations. We are already looking forward to the Ice Cream Social and Summerfest next year!
August 6 is the date of the LHS ice cream social! It will be held in Central Park near the cannon beginning at 12:30. Please contact Ron or Stephanie Leffler at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are able to donate a home baked cake. Ice cream and cake will be served for $5. For added interest, we are offering an opportunity for you to own an antique ice cream table and 4 chairs. Tickets sell for $10 each or 3 for $25. These tickets are available now in the museum and at the Social itself. Drawing will take place at 2:30 on the 6th. You need not be present to win. Please plan to attend. All proceeds will support the Building Fund.
The Memorial Weekend recycle sale was a huge success, netting over $15,000. We received more donations than ever before and enjoyed cooler-than-usual weather. We began selling opportunity tickets for a Barby Bright Smith’s water color of Hotel Lakeside which will be given away on September 4th @ 2 pm at the Labor Day Weekend Sale. Tickets sell for $3 each of 4 for $10 and may be purchased in the museum all summer.
Donations are being accepted for the Labor Day sale and may be left at the Archives or arranged for pick up by calling LHS president Carol Morgan at 419-798-5217. Thanks to all who donated and/or shopped our sale. Proceeds from these sales support one half our annual operating budget!
New full time Manager of Operations, Dakota Harkins, joins the Lakeside Heritage Society staff!
Dakota graduated in May from Appalachian State University (Boone, North Carolina) with her M.A. in Public History. She was a Lakeside summer intern for the Education Department during the summers of 2014 and 2015, after graduating from the University of Toledo.
LHS will also have a summer intern for the 2017 season, Evan Engelhart. He worked with LHS in the fall through the Intern Program at Heidelberg University, and will return to continue the process of cataloging the many wonderful artifacts found in the LHS Archives and Museum.
Make sure to stop on by and visit the staff as the 2017 Lakeside Summer season begins!