Be sure to plan your return to Lakeside on September 14 for the Ohio Open Doors Event in Hoover Auditorium from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Check out the link below for more information!
On July 26th an article was published by the site "Rock the Lake," highlighting Lakeside history and present day activities. Lakeside Heritage Society worked with the author, Laura Johnston, and the Lakesider department to pull together photos and information for the piece. Follow the link below to check it out!
It's that time of year again - South Auditorium is filling up with Recycle Sale items diligently collected by LHS Board and Volunteers throughout the off season. Doors open Friday, May 25 at 9 a.m. for the LHS Memorial Day Sale. Stop by to find the perfect chair, painting, book or dish set that your cottage has been missing!
Friday, Saturday & Sunday - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday - 9 a.m. to noon
Ron and Stephanie Leffler will again chair the committee for the Second Annual Lakeside Heritage Ice Cream Social. It will be held Sunday, August 5th in Central Park near the cannons, starting at 12:30 pm. Tickets will be $5.00 per person for cake and ice cream.
If you can commit to donating a cake for the social please email your name and contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org contact LHS by mail at 324 W Third St. Lakeside, Ohio 43440.
Tickets will be available during the Lakeside Heritage Memorial Week-end Sale, at Heritage Hall Museum, and at the Ice Cream Social.
Over the winter, LHS has been working with researcher Sarah Jaquays on this exciting performance that will take place at the Ohio History Center in Columbus. If you aren't in Lakeside that weekend, make sure to check it out!
Echoes in Time Theatre - Preaching, Music and Speechifying! The Lakeside Chautauqua
Sat., June 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30, 2018 • Performances at 1 & 3 p.m.
Ohio History Center, Columbus
The Chautauqua, a popular late 19th-century entertainment, was a natural fit for scenic Lakeside, Ohio. In August of 1873, preachers from the area gathered together to create an area where people could come together and enjoy music, preaching and speechifying. Listen as one reveler, played by Sarah Jaquays, talks about her Chautauqua memories. This performance lasts about 30–45 minutes.
Over the winter, Lakeside Association Head of Religious Life, Rev. Dr. Ned DeWire and LHS Manager Dakota Harkins compiled an application to present to the East Ohio UMC Commission on Archives and History to designate Lakeside Chautauqua as a UMC Historic Site. To find out more about the Historic Sites in Ohio, visit the UMC General Commission on Archives and History site HERE. If the motion to apply is passed, the East Ohio Conference will take a vote on the designation this summer during the Annual Conference at Lakeside. Look for more updates soon!
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!