Ever wondered where the Two Headed Cow was displayed in Oceanside or what the name of an early hotel that used the Mission San Luis Rey as its promotion? How about how many piers there have been, well then you only need the assistance of the Oceanside Historical Society. For over twenty years the Society has dedicated itself to find these and many more local history answers. Volunteer driven they have helped publish two books on our history and given assistance to untold number of fact seekers. They have helped school kids with their assignments and college students track the history of local agriculture. They have helped families find out about their Oceanside heritage and have put on some wonderful history programs. The last program in February on Trains was a big hit and the next program yet scheduled about our Piers will be very popular.
Kristi Hawthorne leads the organization as their President and the most hard working advocate of saving our heritage. She also acts as our Archivist and has complied an endless amount of our history. She authored the very popular local history Oceanside "Where Life is Worth Living" in 2000. Our community owes a big thanks to her for her continuing contribution.