Celebrating and preserving the history of Dana Point



To our membership and friends:

Due to circumstances beyond our control, the Dana Point Historical Society must CANCEL our February 25 meeting.  We will present Randle Biddle and his discussion of the brig PILGRIM at our April meeting.  Between now and then, be sure to visit our booth at the Festival of Whales during the  weekends of March 7-8 & 14-15, and remember to stop in and listen to our Fifth Annual Reading of R. H. Dana’s Two Years Before The Mast, which takes place March 27,28,29.
Thank you,
DPHS Board of Directors



Welcome new members!

Karine Parry
Patricia Christiansen
Timothy and Carmen Murphy
Joy Stephenson
Allen & Donna Abersman
Rou & Janet Dohner
John Fischie
Allison & John Burk
William Hollingsworth
Kevin & Janet Van Fleet

Please note members dues renewal payment is in January. This could also be a good time to up-grade your membership to the Patron level or even a Life Membership.

All contributions are tax deductible as the Historical Society is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization.

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About DPHS

About DPHS

The Dana Point Historical Society advocates for the historic buildings that contribute to the eclectic visual character of the community and serve as reminders of Dana Point’s rich and colorful past, for the enrichment of current and future generations.

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Remember Festival of Whales is soon upon us!   FOW Logo

If you have out-of-town visitors during the weekend of March 7 & 8 you might want to schedule a walk through historic Dana Point town center.  At 2 PM meet the guide at 34091 Pacific Coast Hwy (corner of Blue Lantern and PCH) for the historic town center Walking Tour. See and hear the stories of commercial buildings, private homes and landmarks c. 1924 to 1939, that represent the city’s early development. A free Walking Tour brochure of Dana Point is included. For more information, call 949-248-8121 or museum@danapointhistorical.org. FREE – donations gladly accepted.

Should groups of three or more be interested in a tour the second weekend of the Festival, either March 14 or 15, the Historical Society will take advance reservations. To make a reservation please call the Dana Point Historical Society 949-248-8121 or email museum@danapointhistorical.org. Reservations must be made a minimum of three days in advance of the tour.

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There is no pre-registration! This means that the first day you can register for the new term is September 1, 2014 or after.

1. All members who are currently enrolled in the Ralphs Community Contribution Program will remain active until August 31, 2014.
2. Participants will be required to register or re-register for the new term at www.ralphs.com or by using the scanbar letter at the register starting September 1, 2014.
3. There are two ways to enroll:
1. Online  (email DPHSNewsletter@gmail.com for instructions)
2. Scan-Bar letter (available at the museum if you need a copy)
4. If you received a scan-bar letter last year, it is still good and can be used this year. If you would like to receive a scan-bar letter, please respond to this email and one will be mailed to you via US post office.
5. Even if your participants registered as recently as June, July or August 2014, they will be required to register again, on or after September 1, 2014.
6. Your organization does NOT need to re-register, only your participants.
7. This notice does not apply to participants of the Food 4 Less/Foods Co Community Rewards program

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