The Lakeside Heritage Society (LHS) was established in 1968 to collect, preserve and interpret the history of (1) Lakeside Chautauqua which was founded as a Methodist camp meeting in 1873, (2) the Danbury-Marblehead Peninsula in Northwest Ohio, and (3) the American Chautauqua Movement.  The Society operates both a Museum and an Archives Center which are both located within the Lakeside Chautauqua campus.



Lakeside Chautauqua is primarily a summer resort community. The majority of the Lakeside Heritage Society programming and activities are scheduled between mid-June and Labor Day. In the shoulder season (Labor Day to Memorial Day), the Society participates in community activities and offers access to the Museum and Archives Center by appointment.   Please visit our “Calendar-Program” page for the current schedule of activities.



The LHS is a member of the following organizations:


Ohio Local History Alliance (OLHA)—founded in 1960, the organization encourages the preservation and the presentation of Ohio’s heritage.  OLHA is administered by the Ohio History Connection.  Learn more about OLHA at their website:




American Association for State & Local History (AASLH)—for more than a century, AASLH provides services and assistance to institutional and individual members, as well as leadership for history and history organizations nationally. It is the only comprehensive national organization dedicated to state and local history.  Read more about AASLH at their website: