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Why Donate?

The Lakeside Heritage Society is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the history of Lakeside, Ohio and the Marblehead Peninsula.  The Society relies solely on membership dues, fundraising events or activities, and museum gift shop sales (including books, brick pavers, and Lakeside house markers).  We gratefully accept not only direct cash donations but assets in the form of stocks.  Funds received are allocated to one of three areas: the General Fund for operating expenses, the Endowment Fund for securing our future, and the Building Fund.

Your support helps us to provide educational programs during the summer months to anyone visiting Lakeside Chautauqua and during the off season to the general community and schools.  Your support also assists the Society in preserving and protecting the many historical items entrusted to our care.

Make a Donation Directly

If making a memorial donation online using the button above, please click the "Write a note (optional)" option during checkout to give us the name of the person you are memorializing, or click to send us a note. Thanks!

  • By phone: Call 419-798-5519 and let us know how we can help you

  • By mail: Please mail your check to the Lakeside Heritage Society, 210 Walnut Avenue, Lakeside, Ohio, 43440. Checks should be made payable to the "Lakeside Heritage Society"

Also, please contact us to discuss ways of supporting us through a matching gift, in-kind gift, challenge grant, or appreciated stock. Your gifts help ensure that valuable artifacts, stories, photographs, motion pictures, information, and ephemera are preserved and shared for the enrichment of future generations.

Thank you!


Make a Donation just by Shopping!

We are a member of one corporate charitable giving program: Kroger Community Rewards. When you shop as you normally do, a portion of your purchase is automatically contributed to the Lakeside Heritage Society!

Here's how to begin:

Kroger Community Rewards

You must first have a Kroger Shopper's Card, which is available at any Kroger store. Once you have your card, link it to Lakeside Heritage Society using your Kroger account:

  1. Click

  2. Scroll down and click "Link Your Shopper's Card"

  3. Log in and link Lakeside Heritage Society's account, which is UQ387, to your account.

  4. Each time you check out at a Kroger store, present/scan your Shopper's Card.

Thank you!

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