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About LHS

The Lakeside Heritage Society (LHS) was established in 1968 to collect, preserve and interpret the history of the Lakeside Chautauqua which was founded as a Methodist camp meeting in 1873, the Marblehead Peninsula in Northwest Ohio, and the American Chautauqua Movement.  The Society operates both a Museum with a gift shop and an Archives Center.  Both the Museum and Archives Center are located on the Lakeside Chautauqua campus.

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What’s New?


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!