Encinitas Historical Society and 1883 Schoolhouse

Encinitas Historical Society and 1883 Schoolhouse Discover old photographs, books, exhibits, history and docents eager to share their passion for this unique City and its history. The Encinitas Historical Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and interpreting the City's rich past though its research, library, programs, exhibits and publications.

Founded in the early 1980's, the Society was initially concerned with saving the Old Schoolhouse from going the way of so many other historic buildings at a time that the developer's wrecking ball seemed to reign supreme. With the arrival of English immigrants, Edward and Jane Hammond and their seven children in 1883, the town's population soared to twenty two. Encinitas still lacked a school at

Founded in the early 1980's, the Society was initially concerned with saving the Old Schoolhouse from going the way of so many other historic buildings at a time that the developer's wrecking ball seemed to reign supreme. With the arrival of English immigrants, Edward and Jane Hammond and their seven children in 1883, the town's population soared to twenty two. Encinitas still lacked a school at

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Check out the brand new Encinitas books, handmade aprons, playing cards, Encinitas ornaments
11/20/2021

Check out the brand new Encinitas books, handmade aprons, playing cards, Encinitas ornaments

Come on by the street fair today!
11/20/2021

Come on by the street fair today!

Come on by the street fair today!

09/07/2021

The Encinitas Historical Society is pleased to announce their next free guided Walking Tour of Historic Downtown Encinitas to be held on Saturday, September 11, 2021. The docent guided two-hour tour includes many points of historic interest such as the iconic boathouses, Cottonwood Creek, relocated historic buildings, and much more as we wind our way through downtown Encinitas. Bring your camera, walking shoes, and a desire to learn more about our historic downtown Encinitas. Dogs are welcome! Donations are gratefully accepted for our all-volunteer organization. Please meet at the Schoolhouse by 10am for the two hour tour.

We will also be hosting a mini Art & Crafts Fair at the Schoolhouse from 10am – 2pm. Hope to see you all there!

Photos from Encinitas Chamber of Commerce's post
07/15/2021

Photos from Encinitas Chamber of Commerce's post

06/03/2021

Can you spare 3 hours once a month? The Encinitas Historical Society is looking for a few good people - to volunteer! The oldest building in Encinitas, the 1883 one room schoolhouse, is under the care of our Historical Society. Our volunteer docents open up this wonderful building to the public on Saturdays from 10am - 4pm. We have two shifts that work from either 10am - 1pm or from 1pm - 4pm. All new docents are paired with a seasoned docent and you will never be there alone. We would love to have you volunteer! Please contact us at: [email protected].

Join us at the 1883 schoolhouse on July 10th and 17th for a book signing by Rachel Brupbacher, whose new book Miles Mino...
06/01/2021
The Encinitas Boathouses

Join us at the 1883 schoolhouse on July 10th and 17th for a book signing by Rachel Brupbacher, whose new book Miles Minor Kellogg and the Encinitas Boathouses releases on June 7th!

Rachel will be signing on both Saturdays from 10:00am to 4:00pm.

Hope to see you there!
https://www.encinitasboathouses.com/

  Just Released! Details “Why were they built?”“How did they get here?!”After nearly a century, the Encinitas Boathouses’ history has drifted into the stuff of lore: A sea captain and religious eccentric (so the yarn goes) built “the Arks” in anticipation of an imminent second worldwi...

06/01/2021

Do you have 3 hours a month to volunteer at the Encinitas Historical Society? We're looking for new docents on Saturdays starting in July!

Contact Marilyn Fowler at: [email protected]
for more information

Are you ready to get out and enjoy the fresh air? Perhaps meet some new friends?Come on out to a "Popup Arts & Craft Sho...
05/13/2021

Are you ready to get out and enjoy the fresh air? Perhaps meet some new friends?

Come on out to a "Popup Arts & Craft Show" at the 1883 Schoolhouse in Encinitas on Saturday, May 15th! Meet the Artists, hear some music, and shop their unique items. We have arranged for several Artists with an eclectic variety of creations to be displayed in our schoolhouse gardens.

Why not step into the 1883 Schoolhouse to learn all about the local historical history of Encinitas while you are here? Or attend our docent-led Historical Walking Tour through downtown Encinitas? Free admission to all. Donations are greatly appreciated for this all volunteer organization.

Time:
Pop-up Arts & Craft Show: 9:30am – 1:30pm
Historical Walking Tour: departs Schoolhouse @ 10:00am, returns @ 12:00pm

Date: Sat., May 15, 2021
Where: 1883 Encinitas One Room Schoolhouse & Garden Area
Address: 390 West F Street, Encinitas, CA 92024
Parking: on F street, or pull inside the gates

We look forward to seeing you!

Are you ready to get out and enjoy the fresh air? Perhaps meet some new friends?

Come on out to a "Popup Arts & Craft Show" at the 1883 Schoolhouse in Encinitas on Saturday, May 15th! Meet the Artists, hear some music, and shop their unique items. We have arranged for several Artists with an eclectic variety of creations to be displayed in our schoolhouse gardens.

Why not step into the 1883 Schoolhouse to learn all about the local historical history of Encinitas while you are here? Or attend our docent-led Historical Walking Tour through downtown Encinitas? Free admission to all. Donations are greatly appreciated for this all volunteer organization.

Time:
Pop-up Arts & Craft Show: 9:30am – 1:30pm
Historical Walking Tour: departs Schoolhouse @ 10:00am, returns @ 12:00pm

Date: Sat., May 15, 2021
Where: 1883 Encinitas One Room Schoolhouse & Garden Area
Address: 390 West F Street, Encinitas, CA 92024
Parking: on F street, or pull inside the gates

We look forward to seeing you!

05/06/2021

BugMania at the Encinitas 1883 One-School Schoolhouse – May 8, 2021 🐜 🐞 🦋

Come to the most fun place to learn - the 1883 One-Room Schoolhouse on Saturday, May 8th. Learn about the life cycle of the butterfly and explore the world of bugs! Open to all children from 10:00am until 1:00pm on the grounds of the Encinitas Historical Society, 390 West “F” Street, Encinitas.

Crafts to make and take home include: a tie-dyed butterfly 🦋 and Hungry Caterpillar 🐛 adornments. FREE to all fun-loving kiddos, but you have to bring a parent or two! No pre-registration necessary. Donations are greatly appreciated! 🪱 🪰 🐝

The Encinitas Historical Society is hosting an Arts & Crafts Fair on Saturday, April 24, 2021, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm ...
04/19/2021

The Encinitas Historical Society is hosting an Arts & Crafts Fair on Saturday, April 24, 2021, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on the grounds of the 1883 one room Schoolhouse. Come on by and check out the many items for sale including fine hammered silver jewelry, custom designed cross-body purses & wine bags, kids (ever so popular) scrunchies, creative & adorable plants, mini mosaics, crystal spinners, original art by Kevin, creative signs, flower arrangements and handcrafted vintage greeting cards. Plus even more from Art & Soul!

Make plans to visit our 1883 one room Schoolhouse, shop from wonderful artists, relax in our gardens, and stay a bit to take in some history with a free docent led tour of the oldest building in Encinitas. We are located at 390 West F Street in Encinitas. Please enter the grounds from 4th Street. We look forward to seeing you!

The Encinitas Historical Society is hosting an Arts & Crafts Fair on Saturday, April 24, 2021, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on the grounds of the 1883 one room Schoolhouse. Come on by and check out the many items for sale including fine hammered silver jewelry, custom designed cross-body purses & wine bags, kids (ever so popular) scrunchies, creative & adorable plants, mini mosaics, crystal spinners, original art by Kevin, creative signs, flower arrangements and handcrafted vintage greeting cards. Plus even more from Art & Soul!

Make plans to visit our 1883 one room Schoolhouse, shop from wonderful artists, relax in our gardens, and stay a bit to take in some history with a free docent led tour of the oldest building in Encinitas. We are located at 390 West F Street in Encinitas. Please enter the grounds from 4th Street. We look forward to seeing you!

03/29/2021

The Encinitas Historical Society is happy to be one of the many locations participating in the Eggcinitas Eggstravaganza!

Bring your children by the 1883 One-Room Schoolhouse to enjoy the festivities and see our wonderful historic Schoolhouse and gardens. Children will be welcomed with a bubble machine, games and fun for all. Our gardens are in bloom and the property around the schoolhouse is practicing social distancing. We will have several tables with umbrellas, masks, and gloves available. ALL kids are welcome to enjoy a game of corn-hole, jump ropes, ring toss, Feed-the-Frog and MORE! Prizes will be given out as well.

We are located at 390 West F Street and will have the big gate open for ample parking! We have extended our hours for this city celebration and will be open Friday, April 2 & Saturday, April 3, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. We look forward to seeing you!

Come by and visit us on Friday, April 2nd for the Eggcinitas Eggstravaganza! We will have treat bags for the youngsters ...
03/19/2021

Come by and visit us on Friday, April 2nd for the Eggcinitas Eggstravaganza! We will have treat bags for the youngsters under 12 years of age, as well as our wagon, hobby horses, jump rope and our NEW bubble machine going! We look forward to seeing all of you! 🐣

Come by and visit us on Friday, April 2nd for the Eggcinitas Eggstravaganza! We will have treat bags for the youngsters under 12 years of age, as well as our wagon, hobby horses, jump rope and our NEW bubble machine going! We look forward to seeing all of you! 🐣

03/10/2021

Walking Tour of Historic Downtown Encinitas – 3/20/21

The Encinitas Historical Society is pleased to announce the date of our next guided Walking Tour of Historic Downtown Encinitas on Saturday, March 20, 2021. This two-hour tour has been redesigned to include additional points of historic interest. Our trained docents will walk with you to such places as the iconic boathouses, Cottonwood Creek, relocated historic buildings, and much more as we wind our way through downtown Encinitas.

Please gather at the one room historic 1883 schoolhouse located at 390 West F Street by 10:00 am on Saturday, 3/20/21. Masks and acceptable social distancing will be required. Bring your camera, walking shoes, and a desire to learn more about historic downtown Encinitas. Space is limited! Call Carolyn @ (760) 753-4834 to sign up. This tour is offered FREE, but donations are gratefully accepted for our all-volunteer organization.

02/28/2021

Just a reminder about our big yard sale coming up next Saturday, March 6, 2021!

We have a lot of great treasures for sale, all of which support our historical society. In addition, Danny Salzhandler will have a booth selling books he inherited, many of which are First Editions! All of his book sales benefit the 101 Artists Colony.

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday, March 6, from 8 am to 12 noon in the gardens at the 1883 One-Room Schoolhouse, 390 West F Street, Encinitas.

If you have any items you would like to donate please contact Carolyn Cope at 760-753-4834.

The Encinitas Historical Society is planning another Blow Out Yard Sale! Come and collect your treasures while also supp...
02/19/2021

The Encinitas Historical Society is planning another Blow Out Yard Sale! Come and collect your treasures while also supporting the historical society.

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday, March 6, 2021, from 8 am to 12 noon in the gardens at the 1883 One-Room Schoolhouse, 390 West F Street.

If you have any items you would like to donate please contact Carolyn Cope at 760-753-4834.

The Encinitas Historical Society is planning another Blow Out Yard Sale! Come and collect your treasures while also supporting the historical society.

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday, March 6, 2021, from 8 am to 12 noon in the gardens at the 1883 One-Room Schoolhouse, 390 West F Street.

If you have any items you would like to donate please contact Carolyn Cope at 760-753-4834.

A Love Story of Two People and the Community They LovedThe Encinitas Historical Society will be hosting a book signing o...
02/05/2021

A Love Story of Two People and the Community They Loved

The Encinitas Historical Society will be hosting a book signing on Saturday, February 13, 2021, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. It will be held in the garden outside the 1883 One-Room Schoolhouse, which is located at 390 West “F” Street.

Ian Thompson, husband of the late city council mayor and beloved local activist and politician, Maggie Houlihan, wrote a true account of their years in Encinitas. This record reveals their love for each other and for the causes they served and the unbelievable injustice that followed Maggie during the time she served our community. Thompson’s book “An Inconvenient Voice, One Woman’s Fight Against Injustice,” is a fascinating read. This accurate documentation of her years here, her community service and her time in office is an important part of the history of Encinitas.

“The story of Maggie Houlihan’s journey from poverty to politics as told by the man who knew her best.”

A Love Story of Two People and the Community They Loved

The Encinitas Historical Society will be hosting a book signing on Saturday, February 13, 2021, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. It will be held in the garden outside the 1883 One-Room Schoolhouse, which is located at 390 West “F” Street.

Ian Thompson, husband of the late city council mayor and beloved local activist and politician, Maggie Houlihan, wrote a true account of their years in Encinitas. This record reveals their love for each other and for the causes they served and the unbelievable injustice that followed Maggie during the time she served our community. Thompson’s book “An Inconvenient Voice, One Woman’s Fight Against Injustice,” is a fascinating read. This accurate documentation of her years here, her community service and her time in office is an important part of the history of Encinitas.

“The story of Maggie Houlihan’s journey from poverty to politics as told by the man who knew her best.”

11/28/2020

The Encinitas Historical Society, located at the 1883 Schoolhouse, is offering up a unique sale on Saturday, December 5th, 2020, from 10am – 4:00pm. Stop by the grounds of our 1883 Schoolhouse museum and find a treasure for the holidays. The society has many wonderful things to offer and we will also have crafts people set up just outside the building.

We are located at 390 West F Street. Please enter via the Pacific View 4th Street gate. Lots of parking and smiling faces too! Call the schoolhouse at (760) 942-9066 for more information or to ask about a space to sell your own art or crafts!

We currently have an assortment of potted succulents for sale at the 1883 Schoolhouse priced between $3 - $10. Please st...
11/18/2020

We currently have an assortment of potted succulents for sale at the 1883 Schoolhouse priced between $3 - $10. Please stop by to take a look, say hello to our wonderful docents, and support your local historical society! While the Schoolhouse is currently closed due to the pandemic, you can still peek inside and enjoy our peaceful gardens. We’re there every Saturday between 10:00 - 2:00. We look forward to seeing you!

Heritage Tree to Light the Encinitas Sky on December 1stThe Encinitas Historical Society is thrilled to announce we will...
11/18/2020

Heritage Tree to Light the Encinitas Sky on December 1st

The Encinitas Historical Society is thrilled to announce we will once again light the majestic Heritage Tree located near Moonlight Beach! Thanks to a generous anonymous donor we can continue to bring joy and a season of holiday spirit to the community. The Heritage Tree, located at 4th and C Street, will be decorated with lights on Tuesday, December 1st and will light the dark sky beginning December 4, 2020 at 6pm.

Unfortunately, this year we will not be able to hear the chorus of children from Park Dale Lane Elementary School, San Dieguito Children Chorus or music from the Brown Family but we can still enjoy our local heritage tree as it fills our hearts with light and love.

This 2nd City of Encinitas designated heritage tree was planted in 1952 by Ben Danforth and sons as a gift to their mother Jane Danforth. In 1994, Luis Ortiz started decorating this Norfolk Island pine, also referred to as a Star Pine. In 2015 the Encinitas Historical Society took over the funding and continuation of the annual tradition, including under grounding the electrical conduits, and creating its own address and energy source.

Please take the time to venture to Moonlight Beach and admire the beauty of our majestic pine during this special season.

Heritage Tree to Light the Encinitas Sky on December 1st

The Encinitas Historical Society is thrilled to announce we will once again light the majestic Heritage Tree located near Moonlight Beach! Thanks to a generous anonymous donor we can continue to bring joy and a season of holiday spirit to the community. The Heritage Tree, located at 4th and C Street, will be decorated with lights on Tuesday, December 1st and will light the dark sky beginning December 4, 2020 at 6pm.

Unfortunately, this year we will not be able to hear the chorus of children from Park Dale Lane Elementary School, San Dieguito Children Chorus or music from the Brown Family but we can still enjoy our local heritage tree as it fills our hearts with light and love.

This 2nd City of Encinitas designated heritage tree was planted in 1952 by Ben Danforth and sons as a gift to their mother Jane Danforth. In 1994, Luis Ortiz started decorating this Norfolk Island pine, also referred to as a Star Pine. In 2015 the Encinitas Historical Society took over the funding and continuation of the annual tradition, including under grounding the electrical conduits, and creating its own address and energy source.

Please take the time to venture to Moonlight Beach and admire the beauty of our majestic pine during this special season.

11/12/2020

WALKING TOUR OF HISTORIC DOWNTOWN ENCINITAS – 11/21/20

The Encinitas Historical Society is pleased to announce the date of our next guided Walking Tour of Historic Downtown Encinitas scheduled for Saturday, November 21, 2020. This two-hour tour has been redesigned to include additional points of historic interest. Our trained docents will walk with you to such places as the iconic boathouses, Cottonwood Creek, relocated historic buildings, and much more as we wind our way through downtown Encinitas.

Please gather at the one room historic 1883 schoolhouse located at 390 West F Street by 10:00 am on Saturday, November 21, 2020. Masks and acceptable social distancing will be required. Bring your camera, walking shoes, and a desire to learn more about historic downtown Encinitas. Space is limited! Call Carolyn @ (760) 753-4834 to sign up. This tour is offered FREE, but donations are gratefully accepted for our all-volunteer organization.

Address

390 W F St
Encinitas, CA
92024-3425

General information

Join us for our guided downtown walks held every third Saturday, September through July, or come and enjoy our regular events - film festivals, open houses - and immerse yourself in the history of Encinitas, its landmarks and its people, and get to know how this beachside community of fishermen and farmers evolved into the vibrant and fascinating City it is today. The Old Schoolhouse is open Friday and Saturday afternoons throughout the year (except Public Holidays) from 1 - 4pm. Entry is free but donations are always welcome. Park outside or stroll up from the beach - we're just a block away!

Opening Hours

10am - 4pm

Telephone

(760) 942-9066

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Local teenagers enjoying a piece of local history.
What a fun day we have had! Families enjoyed learning about this one room school house. Several people even left notes on the desks!
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