November 3 & 4 Weekend Will Commemorate 200th Anniversary of the Raid on San Juan Capistrano

Posted by on Oct 15, 2018 in About DPHS, Events, Featured, Uncategorized, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

The San Juan Capistrano Historical Society and the Dana Point Historical Society invite the public to join in marking the 200th anniversary of the Raid on San Juan Capistrano by Argentinian patriot and alleged “pirate” Hipólito Bouchard (below) in 1818.  On Saturday, November 3, a group of Living History “pirates” will recreate the historic walk from Dana Point to San Juan Capistrano to “sack” the town. The walk...

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November 8 Field Trip Will Feature W.K. Kellogg House in Pomona

Posted by on Oct 14, 2018 in About DPHS, Events, Featured, Historic Homes, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

Our annual field trip on Thursday, November 8, will be a visit to cereal magnate W.K. Kellogg’s West Coast retreat, an 8,777 square-foot house built in 1926 at a cost of $150,000.  The home sits on the northern edge of the Cal Poly Pomona campus. The Kellogg ranch became well known in Southern California for its horse exhibitions and breeding program.  It was also a venue for the Kelloggs to entertain assorted Hollywood celebrities and to...

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Oceanic Heritage Paper & Projects of Surfing & Sailing by Bruce Beal

Posted by on Sep 1, 2018 in Copyright Information, Sailing Heritage, Surfing Heritage | 0 comments

Commencing in the 1930’s, Dana Point and surrounds increasingly became populated by persons, originally known as “Watermen,” defined as those who were “comfortable in a wide variety of ocean conditions and had a broad store of oceanic knowledge; more specifically applied to those who are accomplished at a particular set of surfing-related activities, including diving, swimming, sailing, bodysurfing, fishing, spearfishing, surf canoeing,...

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New Book to Feature History of Hobie Shops

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

Lifestyle Retail, The Story of The Hobie Surf Shops is the title of author Joe Dunn’s new book. It is the story of the Hobie shops and the two principals involved, which heavily features Dick Metz who opened, owned and ran Hobie Alter Jr.’s first retail shop in Honolulu.  The book references the youths of the two men and continues through the history of the shops up to the present owners. The book is being funded by the Surfing Heritage...

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