For the Record

Help bring For the Record, an interactive timeline of history, to North Long Beach. Donate now and your gift will be matched!

For the Record aims to broaden the story told about North Long Beach by highlighting lesser known events and people who have shaped the city and neighborhood. A series of decals along Atlantic Avenue, between the Michelle Obama Library and Jordan High School, will reach as far back as 1784 to tell the history through an interactive timeline.

By engaging with the North Long Beach community in the places and spaces they frequent every day, For the Record seeks to empower local residents with knowledge of the history that surrounds them. Every weekday, hundreds of local teens walk this path. They will be exposed to the history of their city and discover the place they call home. Though the area has not traditionally participated in mainstream types of historic recognition, such as designating buildings as historic landmarks, this project looks to instill preservation values within the community through a fresh approach. You can visit For the Record’s digital home at to learn more.

Will you help us move this project forward? Long Beach Heritage has joined our community partners and the project lead, We Are the Next, to raise the remaining funds for installation by the end of summer. Make a tax-deductible donation by July 18, 2019 to help fund this project and your donation will be matched by a generous donor who wants to broaden the story we tell about North Long Beach. Can we count on your support, too? For every $20 you give to the campaign, a piece of the story will be installed along Atlantic Avenue.