The Lakeside Historical Society

November Newsletter

Upcoming Events

November 7, 2019

10:00 AM Museum Meeting – LHS History Center

November 8, 2019

10:00 AM Board Meeting – LHS History Center

Christmas Shoppe Setup - November 23, 2019November 23, 2019

9:00 AM Christmas Shoppe Setup – The Olde Community Church

November 25, 2019

LHS General Meeting - November 25, 20196:00 PM General Meeting 

Annual Election of LHS Board for 2020 at The Olde Community Church

Coffee and dessert will be served.

Bonus! Early bird look at our Christmas Resale Shoppe!

November 30, 2019

10:00 AM to 2:00 PM Christmas Shoppe Opening!  at The Olde Community Church

Lakeside History Christmas Shoppe 2019MRS. CLAUS CHRISTMAS RESALE SHOPPE HOURS

November 30-December 21, 2019

Open Tuesdays-Thursdays and Saturday (10:00 AM to 2:00 PM) and Fridays (11:30 AM to 3:00 PM)

Contact: (619) 561-1886

December 7, 2019

10:00 AM to 8:00 PM Mrs. Claus’ Christmas Resale Shoppe

  • open all day in conjunction with Spirit of Christmas on Maine

3:30 to 8:30 PM Spirit of Christmas on Maine (Lakeside Chamber of Commerce)

December 13, 2019

10:00 AM Board Meeting – LHS History Center


Please note: No GENERAL MEETING or MUSEUM MEETING in December.


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


Lakeside Railroad Depot

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


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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.


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