The Lakeside Historical Society

January 2020 Newsletter

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What’s New:

2020 LHS Board and Committee Members

Book shipping charges reduced – see Bookstore for details

Olde Community Church Hall rental for weddings and special events

Upcoming Events

January 10, 2020

10:00 AM Board Meeting – LHS History Center

Lakeside Historical Society 01-27-2020 GENERAL MEETINGJanuary 27, 2020

6:00 PM LHS General Meeting – Soup & Salad – White Elephant Gift Exchange at the Olde Community Church

Presentation TBD

Donation: $5

If you would like to contribute a soup or salad, contact Janis Shackelford at (619) 561-6323.

For more information call (619) 561-1886

View 2020 Calendar of Events


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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