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Programs from Past Years
2023 summer programs have all concluded. Please enjoy our programs online and join us in person during 2024!
Lakeside Summer Symphony History
The Lakeside Symphony celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2023. Four symphony members talk about their experiences as part of the orchestra and their memories of conductors and performances. Please note: This is the highest quality video recording available of this event.
Hotel Lakeside from 1875 to 2023
Hotel Lakeside is a rarity: a seasonal hotel built on a Victorian Chautauqua grounds that has survived in essentially its original state since opening. It is the third oldest operating hotel in Ohio. Lifelong Lakesider George McCormick is the leading authority on this building which, almost 150 year later, still plays a vital role in Lakeside. He worked there as a teenager, helped to save it from being torn down, and then helped to lead the group that returned it to its former glory. Here, he gives us a historical overview of the building that is his favorite in all of Lakeside.
Lakeside: The Great Temperance Resort
What role did Lakeside play in the American temperance movement? Heritage Society Board Member Dave Boling tells us what he learned through his research about this topic. Note: we apologize for the poor video quality of this recording. This is the best available version.