Celebrating and preserving the history of Dana Point



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In Memoriam:  Mary Williams

Longtime Board Member Mary Williams, passed away August 25 after a short illness. Mary had been a diligent supporter of the Historical Society for many years, both financially and as a volunteer.  Over the years she worked at one of her favorite jobs as a sales person at the Historical Society booths at the Festival of Whales and other community events. The potlucks and regular programs benefited from her help with the many jobs involved.  From the very first Home Tour, Mary was on hand working in the boutique or at registration. More recently, she had been a regular volunteer at the Museum.

Mary, a longtime manager at the Library Bookstore, as well as supporter of the Historical Society, enjoyed contributing to her community. She was generous with her time and with her financial support—an all-around civic minded person who enjoyed meeting people and the camaraderie of volunteer work.  The Historical Society, and all who participate in its activities, will miss her modest demeanor, her upbeat ways and her smiling face. — Mary Crowl




Welcome new members

 Rita Calafatello

Scott & Jacque Demongin

Ryan Divel

Ben & Michelle Day

 Richard & Patricia Curtis

Just a reminder for those who pay their membership dues annually. Your dues should have been paid in January. If you haven’t paid your dues, now might 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.

Protect Dana Point’s historically important buildings, collect and preserve documents and photographs that are significant to our heritage, and present programs to entertain and educate. Please join in this important mission.
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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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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

From The President

President’s Message September/October 2014

The Historical Society’s summer began on June 24th with...

President’s Message June 2014

The May Founders Day program honored Harold Kaufman for his...

President’s Message May 2014

Attending the April California Preservation Foundation...

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