The Lakeside Historical Society

New Hours

Tuesday – Saturday 11:00 am to 1:00 pm


Masks and social distancing will be required of all visitors to the museum and gift shop. We may also have to limit your time in the building if our crowd size gets too large. Sanitation procedures are in place.

The History Center Archives will be available to the public on Wednesdays only, between 10:00 am to 1:00 pm; however, we are asking that people call (619) 561-1881 the day prior to their planned visit to ensure we will have room for them.

If you drop by without checking ahead we cannot guarantee entry.  Our archives can get very crowded and we must limit our visitors for the safety and well being of our volunteers.

Board meetings will be held the second Thursday of the month until further notice, and the Christmas Resale Shoppe will be open from December 1 to December 22! 


Mini Patio Sale!

December 4-6, 2020 (9:00AM – 2:00PM)

Covid-10 precautions will be enforced

  • Masks / Social Distancing Required
  • Limited Shoppers at one time
  • Shoppers Sign in
  • Separate Entrance/Exit

DECEMBER BOARD MEETING: Thursday, December 10 @ 10:00 a.m.

December 2020 Newsletter

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Billy Ortiz Videos



Lakeside Billy Ortiz Videos FB

View Billy Ortiz LEGENDS OF LAKESIDE Video Archive on Facebook

Billy Ortiz at Lakeside Middle School – Harold Hilliker Farm Day (2012)

Lakeside Inn on YouTube – Food For Thought’s Kyle Whissel interviews Gary Mitrovich

Lakeside Railroad on YouTube – Food For Thought’s Kyle Whissel interviews Gary Mitrovich

Historic Self Guided Walking Tour

Lakeside Railroad Depot

Take the free self-guided Historic Walking Tour of Lakeside.

Historical Happenings

Lakeside Historical Society NewsletterVisit the Newsletter Archive to read our latest newsletter or browse earlier editions.


New to Lakeside? Welcome!
Lakeside Castle House

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.

The Olde Community Church 1920

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.


Lakeside Historical Society - Become A Member


Join our society!

Click here to download/print the LHS Membership Form.



Please contact us with questions or suggestions.