DPHS Annual Meeting, Election and Potluck Dinner Wednesday, January 23

Posted by on Jan 17, 2019 in About DPHS, Events, Featured, Membership, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

The Dana Point Historical Society will hold its annual meeting and potluck dinner on Wednesday, January 23, at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church Bankson Hall (rear of property) at Stonehill Drive and Ocean Hill Drive. Doors open at 5:45 p.m. A reception starts the evening, followed by a potluck dinner at approximately 6:30 p.m. Opening comments and approval of the 2019 slate of incumbent officers and appointed board members will begin at 7:15 p.m. ...

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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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DPHS Newsletter for September/October 2018

Posted by on Sep 25, 2018 in About DPHS | 0 comments

Click the “Read More” button and follow the link to download and view the September/October 2018 Newsletter: Sept_Oct 2018 News Drogher Complete Remember that all of these pages are printable and you can use the “zoom” feature to enlarge or shrink the page size for better viewing.

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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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