Sunday Lecture Series:

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Chautauqua Hall at Fountain Inn


May 29:

Memorial Day Remembrances & Medal of Honor Recipients

Speaker: Gretchen Curtis, LHS Volunteer

June 19:

DVD:  A 1920s Tent Chautauqua

Starring Elvis Presley

95 minutes


June 26:

Ross Cottages: The 20th Century Face of East Lakeside

Speaker: Mark Carle, Lakeside summer resident


July 3:

Lakeside in Poetry, 1896 to 2016

Speaker: Gretchen Curtis, LHS Volunteer


July 10:

Marblehead Light: Lake Erie’s Oldest Operating Lighthouse

Speaker: James Proffitt, book author


July 17:

History of the Keeper’s House

Speaker: Paul Moon, President, Ottawa County Historical Society


July 24:

The Chautauqua Initiative: Theocratic Antidote to the Secular City?

Speaker: Paul Suksys, Lakeside summer resident

July 31:

Growing Up in Lakeside in the 1960s and 1970s

Panel: Carol Luebcke Arntz, Judy Steward Borzilleri, Keith Joy and Tom Vickers

August 7:

Lakeside Heritage Day — NO Sunday LHS program

August 14:

Ottawa County & the Battle of Bataan in the Pacific

Speaker: Geoff Halsey, Principal, Bataan Elementary School, Port Clinton, Ohio

August 21:

Lancaster Campground: Case Study of an Ohio Chautauqua That Did Not Survive

Speaker: George McCormick, Lakeside Historian

August 28:

1930-1933: Notable Years in Lakeside and Marblehead Peninsula

Speaker: David Glick, Lakeside Historian



Wednesday Weekly Seminar:

June 29 to August 31 (except August 24)

3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Aigler Room at Fountain Inn


“The Historic Chautauqua Movement”

Presentations by: Gretchen Curtis


This seminar presented every Wednesday describes the development of the Chautauqua Movement in western New York in the 1870s, reviews how Lakeside, Ohio became a Chautauqua community and highlights the remaining active Chautauqua programs in North America.