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.

HOURS: Tues, Wed, Thu & Sat – 10am – 1pm
CLOSED: Sun, Mon & Fri


Attendance limited – call ahead for appointment

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.

September 2021 Newsletter

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Meetings & events held at LHS History Center unless noted

September 2: Museum Committee Meeting @ 10am

September 9: LHS Board Meeting @ 10am

September 27: General Meeting
5:30PM Spaghetti Dinner & Presentation by Frary Family
Donation, RSVP, limited attendance

October 7: Museum Committee Meeting @10am

October 14: LHS Board Meeting @10am

October 23: Heritage Days Luncheon & Presentation
11am – 2pm – Notes: Chicken Pot-Pie meal
Donation, RSVP, limited attendance

November 22 or 29: General Meeting – Elections
6pm – 7pm – Notes: Notifications via newsletter in September issue, Candidates announced in October issue

Mrs. Claus’ Christmas Resale Shoppe
Notes: Possibly modified, Chamber Spirit of Christmas, limited attendance

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.