Oceanside Education Foundation, Oceanside's historical society, if you
will, is a not-for-profit organization founded in 2000 primarily to help the
students of the Oceanside School District obtain a sense of local history.
are delighted that the Foundation has recognized the significant contribution to its
mission made by our class website and has honored it with a link and
site created for the Class of 1960 wonderful photos
Oceanside in 1960, lots of cool stuff!! Well worth the look!"
furthering its mission, the Foundation's first project, Schoolhouse Green, will
be a town green on the site of the former School No. 1. There it will construct
a replica of our
first schoolhouse originally built in 1838 right down the street at the
northwest corner of Foxhurst and Oceanside Roads.
The schoolhouse building will serve
as a central place to display historical photographs, documents and
memorabilia and enable elementary and secondary school students to study local history and
to actively participate
in its preservation for posterity.
Also on Schoolhouse Green is the
Foundation's Memory Lane, a place where donors can place inscribed bricks
honoring or commemorating Oceanside residents, other loved ones or Oceanside
institutions in perpetuity. Click here
for more about Memory Lane and our class brick.
Foundation is seeking the support from all residents and former
residents of Oceanside. As one
of raising funds for its projects, the Foundation has prepared the 2000
edition of the history written in 1960 by Dr. Walter S. Boardman called The Story of Oceanside that is featured here
on our class website. It was Dr. Boardman's vision that
inspired the Schoolhouse Green project. As he wrote over 40 years
ago in The Story of Oceanside:
"…There is … a great need for some place or agency whereby the
many significant records now scattered about and eventually lost may be
preserved. …There is also a great need for community action in the
preservation of its historic markers."
bad no one heeded Boardman's wisdom before
1976 when they bulldozed our
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