The Lakeside Historical Society


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.

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.

It’s now time for your 2022 renewal. Please help us continue to preserve and share the history of Lakeside. Call us at (619) 561-1886 if you have any questions. We appreciate your support!

Lakeside Historical Society - Celebrating 50 Years

January 2022 Newsletter

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2022 Events

Meetings & events held at LHS History Center unless noted


Thursday, January 6 – LHS Museum Committee Meeting (10AM)
Thursday, January 13 – LHS Board Meeting (10AM)
Monday, January 24 – LHS General Meeting (6PM) –  Dinner and Gift Exchange


Thursday, February 3 – LHS Museum Committee Meeting (10AM)
Thursday, February 10 – LHS Board Meeting (10AM)
Monday, February 28 – LHS General Meeting (6PM) –  Chicken Pot Pie Dinner

LHS List of Events 2022

New Book!

LHS Book: Tales of the El Monte ValleyWe’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.

Billy Ortiz Videos

Lakeside Historical Society - ladies of Lakeside

Honoring the Ladies of Lakeside, California – read more in the January 2021 newsletter.


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.