WHAT ASSISTANCE DO WE PROVIDE
Part of the Lakeside Heritage Society mission statement is to become a premier public resource for the history of Lakeside Chautauqua, the Marblehead Peninsula and the Chautauqua Movement in America. To this end, the LHS responds to information requests received in person, by telephone, US mail or email. In addition, assistance is provided to persons completing academic or personal research on various topics of interest.
Supporting the effort to become a premier history resource, two specific projects have been undertaken. During the 2014-15 school year, the Director of Operations provided 50-minute class presentations to Danbury School 4th graders on various Marblehead Peninsula historic topics (see our “About LHS-Outreach Program”). In 2015, LHS hosted exploratory efforts to establish a Peninsula Council for Historical Societies & Museums with the specific purpose to encourage the awareness of and cooperation among historical societies and museums, including libraries and schools as educational entities.
In addition, LHS provides the following services:
- Host visitors to the Museum (approximately 3,500 during the summer season);
- Schedule tours of Museum and appointments in the Archives during the shoulder season;
- Provide merchandise for sale in the Museum Gift Shop;
- Publish books on various topics of interest. Next scheduled for 2017: Hotel Lakeside Memories;
- Accept donations to the Museum and Archive collection;
- Process information requests received in person, by telephone, U.S. mail, or email;
- Assist persons completing academic or personal research at the Archives Center on various topics of interest.