Our Little Town


Introducing the

Oceanside Education Foundation

The Oceanside Education Foundation, (now defunct) was Oceanside's de facto historical society, a short-lived, not-for-profit organization founded in 2000 primarily to help the students of the Oceanside School District obtain a sense of local history.  

We were delighted that, during its time, the Foundation recognized the significant contribution to its mission made by our class website and has honored it with these complimentary words:

"Great site created for the Class of 1960 — wonderful photos
  of Oceanside in 1960, lots of cool stuff!!  Well worth the look!"

In 2010, upon the occasion of our 50-year reunion, we received a letter of appreciation from the Foundation acknowledging our many collective achievements and support.

In furthering its mission when it was operational, the Foundation's first project, Schoolhouse Green, was a town green on the site of the former School No. 1. 

The Foundation built Memory Lane on Schoolhouse Green, a place where donors could 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.

As one  means of raising funds for its projects, the Foundation also prepared the 2000 edition of the history written in 1960 by Dr. Walter S. Boardman called The Story of Oceanside that is discussed 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."

(Too bad no one heeded Boardman's wisdom before 1976 when they bulldozed our beloved .) 


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