Heritage Hall is the Lakeside Heritage Society’s local history museum, dedicated to telling fascinating stories of Lakeside Chautauqua, the Marblehead Peninsula, and the Chautauqua Movement in America. The museum is located in the original Methodist Episcopal Chapel in Lakeside.
Heritage Hall Exhibits
The unique history of Lakeside and the Marblehead Peninsula is preserved and exhibited at Heritage Hall. Artifacts, records, photographs, antiques, and memorabilia concern:
Lakeside History in 25-year periods
Lakeside Pavilions and Dock
Passenger Boats that called at Lakeside
The Lakeside & Marblehead Railroad
Historic restaurants and stores
Souvenirs, pottery and glassware
Lakeside United Methodist Church
Marblehead Peninsula schools, quarries, churches, and businesses
The Civil War Confederate Prison Camp on Johnson’s Island
During the summer season (mid-June through Labor Day), walking tours are conducted throughout Lakeside that include the historic central area, Hotel Lakeside, Hoover Auditorium, as well as east, southeast and southwest Lakeside. To participate, please sign up at the Heritage Hall Museum by 4:00 p.m. on Thursdays before the tour.
See our Calendar listing of events for the complete schedule and details on the various tours scheduled for the season.
September through May, group tours of the Museum and the Archives Center are available by appointment. Please call 419-798-5519.