History

Did you know: Amelia Earhart visited Lakeside?

Staff blogger: Dakota Harkins, Director of Education & Heritage Programming Famed aviator Amelia Earhart is easily one of the most recognizable performers to have graced Lakeside’s Central Auditorium stage. A world-renowned flyer with a mysterious demise, Earhart has remained a source of American admiration and research for the last century. Before her illustrious days of […]

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History of the Lakeside Pavilion

Guest Blogger: Dakota Harkins, Lakeside Heritage Society Manager Serving as a symbol of the community for 110 years, the Pavilion is easily the most recognized landmark in Lakeside Chautauqua. Although the building has endured many phases and facades overtime, the Pavilion has remained an integral part of the Lakeside experience. 1909 Pavilion Built in 1909, […]

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What program at the Pavilion has transformed your life?

The Pavilion is a visual focal point and highlight of the Lakeside Chautauqua experience. As one of the most photographed structures in the community and the hub for waterfront activities, it’s a building that Lakesiders easily recognize. Programs that take place here encompass all four Chautauqua pillars, bringing an array of activities. Religion The Religion […]

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Why is Lakeside Significant?

Guest Blogger: Trish Tomlinson, Historic Preservation & Design Review Board Member Lakeside became a Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983. “Lakeside is significant to the nation as the largest and most intact Camp Meeting/Chautauqua ground remaining in the U.S., which is still functioning according to its original organizational plan. It […]

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TNT Day, Thursday, Aug. 8

On Thursday, Aug. 8, the Lakeside Men’s Bible Study Group will partner with Ottawa County United Way and their program ‘Til Next Time (TNT) to offer area youth and mentors a special day at Lakeside. The Men’s Bible Study Group, who meets every Tuesday during the summer, collectively has an interest of putting their faith […]

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2019 Historic Preservation & Design Review Board Awards

Guest Blogger: Trish Tomlinson, Historic Preservation & Design Review Board Member There are many facets to rehabilitating homes in a Historic District. Preserving original features and materials are always the first priority, when possible. Each year, the Historic Preservation & Design Review Board (HP&DRB) reviews projects of many different scopes. We select some of the best projects […]

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Education program transforms with varied instruction strategies to enhance learning

Each summer, thousands of Lakesiders take part in lectures and additional educational programs at Lakeside. These social, contextual interactions are central to our intellectual wellbeing, and at Lakeside, we want to ensure that you have an opportunity to grow by participating in a variety of educational experiences. Lakeside’s education program has grown exponentially over the […]

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2018 Holiday Gift Ideas

With Christmas just around the corner, are you still searching for the perfect present? Why not give the gift of happiness and take a look at our list of Lakeside-inspired gift ideas… Lakeside Gift Cards This year, Lakeside introduced Gift Cards as a way to pay for Daily, Weekly or Partial Day Chautauqua Passes, and even […]

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15 Authors Visiting Lakeside This Summer

Staff Blogger: Kelsey Pepa, Digital Communications Coordinator As a part of the Chautauqua Lecture Series, Faith for Living Hour and for select evenings in Hoover Auditorium, 15 authors and illustrators will be sharing their talents, expertise and experience with the Lakeside community this summer. Mark your calendars and get these books on your summer reading […]

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Art Show Remembers Neil Glaser

The Lakeside Art Show will display original artwork from Tuesday, July 3-Saturday, July 28 in the lobby of Hoover Auditorium. In addition to showcasing the talent of local artists of all ages, this year’s show will feature a special retrospect of Neil Glaser, a renowned Lakesider who recently passed away. In memory of him and […]

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