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
site created for the Class of 1960 wonderful photos
Oceanside in 1960, lots of cool stuff!! Well worth the look!"
upon the occasion of our
50-year reunion, we received a
letter of appreciation from the Foundation acknowledging our many
collective achievements and support.
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.
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.
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
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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