The land that is now Oceanside was originally inhabited by the Lekawe (Rockaway) and Munsee Lenape Native Americans, followed by the Dutch, and then the English. Around 1682, the area became known as Christian Hook. Later, it was renamed Oceanville in 1864, Ocean Side 1890, and finally Oceanside 1918.
Scope of Collection
This collection includes 20th century photographs, postcards, letters depicting Oceanside community life, residents, homes, landscapes, businesses, houses of worship, and streets.