Jacksonport Historical Society Celebrates Lakeshore Road

Lakeshore Road will be the focus of the Jacksonport Historical Society’s meeting on July 27, taking place at 7 pm in the Jacksonport Town Hall. Past residents from across the country will join current Lakeshore Road and Jacksonport residents in sharing memories of the 0.85-mile stretch of road.

Among past residents expected to attend are Lois Jean Martin Ganyard, Virginia Rankin Herrbold, and Helen June Zatlin, whose respective families owned cottages on Lakeshore Road in the 1930s, as well as Sharon Selecki Wayne and Mary Scott Kusber, whose families owned rental cottages and a bed & breakfast in later decades.

The Jacksonport Historical Society meeting is open to the public, and there will be an opportunity for audience members to join in the discussion. A display of pictures is planned and refreshments will be served.

A historic cabin walk will take place from 1 – 4 pm, featuring a dozen cottages, dating from the 1920s to 1940. Those interested in participating in the walk are welcome to stop by Phyllis Zatlin’s home at 6138 Lakeshore Road throughout the event. Parking will be available at that address and across the road at 6135.

The historical society has recently released In the Woods: Stories from Lakeshore Road, volume nine in the series “Jacksonport Through the Generations.” All of the books will be available for purchase at the meeting. They are also available at the Craft Cottage and Bleys’ Grocery in Jacksonport. Proceeds from book benefit the society’s museum fund.