LHS: Founders’ Tour
Organized by the Lakeside Heritage Society, this unique historical tour travels outside the Lakeside gates via Lakeside shuttle bus to gain a richer understanding of the lives of the Lakeside founders.
The seven-stop tour visits the original grounds where Christy Society was formed, founder Samuel R. Gill’s house, the Christy Chapel Cemetery (where founder Rev. Richard Duvall is buried), the area where founder A.C. Payne once lived, the graves of founder S.R. and Mary Gill, the area where Mary Alexander Gill’s cabin once stood (which was the origin of the name “Lakeside”), and past the original cottages in Lakeside owned by the founders.
The tour includes maps and photographs from 1850-1880 and narration by Sean Gill who is the great, great grandson of S.R. Gill.
Registration is open to Lakeside Heritage Society members only and is $10. To register, call the Lakeside Heritage Society Archives at (419) 798-5519 or visit in-person at 210 Walnut Avenue. The $10 tour fee is due with reservation. Registration closes on July 13 or when capacity is reached.