At the March meeting, Lubica Selecka, the artist of two ofÂ the mosaic murals for the Dana Point pedestrian bridge,Â spoke of how she created her masterpieces. One of our discoveriesÂ was the mystery phone number on the dog’s collarÂ that can be called for an explanation of the picture. GeneÂ Burrus, The subjectÂ of theÂ mural,Â recalled memoriesÂ of visitingÂ his grandparentsÂ here in the 1930sÂ when the photoÂ was taken inÂ front of the oldÂ Dana Point sign.Â That photo wasÂ given to theÂ Historical SocietyÂ and subsequentlyÂ selectedÂ to be a one of theÂ murals. DuringÂ his presentation,Â Mr. Burrus, now aÂ resident of DanaÂ Point, mentioned aÂ family member whoÂ had served on the Liberty Ship, S.S. Richard Henry Dana,Â during the war. Research has begun to collect that history.Â Stay tuned for the story to appear here.
Save the evening of Monday, June 28, for our annualÂ Scholarship BBQ. This is a city-wide event that funds ourÂ two $1,000 scholarship awards for this year.
Home Tour planning has begun. Several volunteers haveÂ already come forward to help bring this together. The HomeÂ Tour is our only major annual fundraiser and, while we areÂ in “storage,” we are building a nice nest egg with its returnsÂ to help us build a new museum. As our collections grow, weÂ are very anxious to share them with the public. Sunday, OctoberÂ 3 is the potential date for thisÂ year’s tour. We are looking for homes in the Chula Vista —Â Valencia area of Dana Point with R. H. Dana School asÂ headquarters. We have a core group of leaders that haveÂ been doing this for ten years but there is always a need forÂ additional volunteers to step in now and then toÂ help. Right now, the most critical effort is in approaching,Â mailing, and tracking sponsors. Please give us a call orÂ email.
Under the leadership of member Bill Shepherd, we areÂ working with several businesses to display some of ourÂ posters and Dana Point memorabilia. As they becomeÂ available, we will let you know their location.Â We had great success at the Festival of Whales and metÂ a lot of new people. Several of the events were filmed forÂ our upcoming documentary of Dana Point. The DanaÂ Point Historical Society has grown to the largestÂ nonprofit, all volunteer organization to directly serve allÂ the residents and visitors of our Five Star City. With yourÂ continued support, we have become a resource for whoÂ Dana Point is.