WE ARE OPEN!
As you can see, we’ve put together a bold plan. We don’t yet have all the details, but as these events approach, we will advise our membership. We are all excited to get back to seeing each other and doing the things we have come to enjoy about the Lakeside Historical Society.
MUSEUM, GIFT SHOP & ARCHIVES
Tues, Wed, Thu & Sat – 10am – 1pm
CLOSED: Sun, Mon & Fri
ARCHIVES open on Wednesdays
PLEASE NOTE: Visitors to the Archives will be limited to only a few at a time. You may have to wait before being allowed entry. Consider an appointment by calling LHS at (619) 561-1886 the Tuesday before you wish to arrive.
May 2022 Newsletter
Meetings & events held at LHS History Center unless noted
Thursday, May 5 – LHS Museum Committee Meeting (10AM)
Thursday, May 12 – LHS Board Meeting (10AM)
Saturday, May 14 – Ice Cream Social (1PM) w/Miss Lakeside Royalty—Patio ($5 scoop with toppings)
Saturday, May 28 – LHS General Meeting and Presentation (11AM)
- 11AM Meet with Friends
- High Noon – Picnic Lunch
- 1PM History Presentation – Clemens Granite and Suncrest Quarry
Thursday, June 2 – LHS Museum Committee Meeting (10AM)
LIVING HISTORY DAYS – June 6-8
Living History Days are back for 2022! So far we have planned school visits for June 7th and 8th, with setup on the 6th. Here is the tentative schedule:
Monday, June 6, 2022
- Set Up for Event
Tuesday, June 7, 2022
- 8:30am – 10:00am – Lindo Park School
- 10:30am – 12:00pm – Lakeside Farms School
Wednesday, June 8, 2022
- 8:30am – 10:00pm – Lakeview School
- 12:00pm – 3:00pm — Open to the Public
All times are tentative and will be confirmed. Volunteers are needed to work the event and to host different stations. Please contact Stacy Hensle at (619) 938-5880 for more information and to volunteer.
Thursday, June 9 – LHS Board Meeting (10AM)
Friday, June 17—Free Public Concert
We’ve added a new book to our offerings – Tales of the El Monte Valley.
Pioneers of Lakeside Series – History told by those who lived it.
Written by Joseph Head
Foreward by Allene Head Savage
Introduction by Billy Ortiz
Edited by Gary E. Mitrovich
To order your copy please use our Book Order Form.
Honoring the Ladies of Lakeside, California – read more in the January 2021 newsletter.
View LAKESIDE HISTORICAL SOCIETY Videos on Facebook
View Billy Ortiz LEGENDS OF LAKESIDE Video Archive on Facebook
Historic Self Guided Walking Tour
Visit the Newsletter Archive to read our latest newsletter or browse earlier editions.
New to Lakeside? Welcome!
Lakeside, CA became a town site in 1886 as a tourist destination with the building of the Lakeside Inn that advertised boating, hunting, fishing and just plain old relaxing. From it’s flashy beginning to the beautiful town it is today, Lakeside was, and will continue to be, “A Friendly Place to Live.”
The Lakeside Historical Society was founded in 1972 and is dedicated to the preservation and education of Lakeside’s diverse history. We are located on the corner of Maine Ave. and Parkside St. in the lovingly restored 19th century Olde Community Church of Lakeside.
Please take the time to leisurely browse through our ever growing online collection of histories and rare images of this beautiful town. When you come to town, stop by and take a tour of the Olde Community Church, browse our store.
Join our society!
LHS Annual Membership Fees
$20 per person/individual; $35 per family; $50 per business/organization;
$200 per person for Lifetime; $500 per business for Lifetime
Did you know we welcomed 13 new Lifetime Members in 2021?
Please contact us with questions or suggestions.