Dedication Set for Historical Marker to Lakeside

Posted Jul 17th, 2008 by Alexandrea Kontos  Category: Community Interest


July 16, 2008

LAKESIDE, Ohio –An Ohio Historical Marker commemorating Lakeside will be dedicated at 3:15 p.m. Monday, July 21 at the Hotel Lakeside where the Pavilion meets the lakefront path. President and CEO of the Lakeside Association, Kevin Sibbring, will speak about Lakeside’s rich history during the 15-minute dedication. Lakeside Association Board Chairwoman, Nancy Carlson, and Executive Director of the Ottawa County Visitors Bureau, Larry Fletcher, will also speak during this historical presentation. Jodie Blakenship of the Ohio Historical Society will dedicate the Ohio Historical Marker.

The dedication will be the kickoff celebration to Lakeside’s Historic Chautauqua Week, which will include educational seminars about the American Chautauqua Movement, existing Chautauquas and a history of the Lakeside Chautauqua experience. The public is invited to the event as well as the educational seminars for the week.

Established in 1873, Lakeside is a pioneer of the American Chautauqua Movement, one of the greatest revival movements in United States history which flourished in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Founded by the Methodist Church, Lakeside is one of the few existing Chautauqua communities that remain and thrive today. Each summer, the late-Victorian community provides spiritual, cultural, intellectual, and recreational programs designed to nurture the mind, body and spirit. It draws visitors from across the country and around the world for its Chautauqua program. Lakeside is recognized on the National Register of Historic Places.

Administered by the Ohio Historical Society, the Historical Markers program enables Ohioans to commemorate and celebrate local history and to learn more about the state. Designed to be permanent and highly visible, the historic markers are large cast-aluminum signs that tell stories about aspects of Ohio’s history.

Known as the Chautauqua on Lake Erie, Lakeside is a family destination that has pioneered the act of nurturing mind, body and spirit since 1873. Lakeside has its roots in the Methodist camp meeting tradition, and is one of the few remaining communities of its kind in the United States. Located between Cleveland and Toledo on Lake Erie’s south shore, Lakeside is a gated community; admission to the grounds requires a one-day gate pass of $16.50 (adults), $11.50 (youth ages 12-18) and children 11 and under are free. Three-hour gate passes are available for $4.25. In addition, there is an auto fee of $6.75. For more information on the Lakeside Chautauqua summer season, visit www.lakesideohio.com or call 1-866-9LAKESIDE.

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