Dana Point Historical Society at Tall Ships Festival September 7-9

Posted by on Aug 28, 2018 in About DPHS, Events, Featured, Sailing Heritage, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

Join us for the Ocean Institute’s Tall Ships Festival September 7-9. Volunteers are needed for our outreach booth in the harbor on Saturday, September 8 and Sunday, September 9. Two-hour shifts are available starting at 10 a.m. Experienced booth volunteers from the Society will be there to assist you. Call 949-248-8121 or email: kjohannes1@cox.net to volunteer or get more...

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“FIRST SATURDAY” Photo and Merchandise Sale

Posted by on Jun 26, 2018 in About DPHS, Events, Featured, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

Dana Point Historical Society Photo Chair Sandie Iverson is starting a new feature each month to promote sales from the Society’s historic photo collection and merchandise. On the first Saturday of each month, starting SATURDAY, JULY 7, our museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sandie, along with other volunteers will be there to help you select photos to be reproduced for your home, office, vacation house or business. Photos can be...

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Historical Society to Award Scholarships to High School Seniors

Posted by on Mar 19, 2018 in About DPHS, Awards, Featured, Scholarships | 0 comments

The Dana Point Historical Society will award $1,000 scholarships to two graduating local seniors. The Doris Walker Memorial Scholarship will go to a Dana Point resident at Dana Hills High School and the Lucy Chavarrias-Saunderson Scholarship to a student living in Capistrano Beach who attends either San Clemente High School or San Juan Hills High School. All graduating students planning to attend a trade school, community college, state college...

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Historical Society February Meeting Will Feature Guest Speaker Eric Plunkett

Posted by on Feb 18, 2018 in About DPHS, Dana and Dana History, Featured, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

On Wednesday, February 28, at 7 p.m., the Dana Point Historical Society will present history enthusiast Eric Plunkett as our featured Speaker.  Eric graduated with a degree in History from Cal State University Fullerton in 2008. He will discuss a brief overview of the life of Richard Henry Dana, Jr. and his book Two Years Before the Mast. In doing so, the early use of Dana Point as an anchorage will be examined. He will also give a detailed...

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