Historical Society June Scholarship Fiesta Set For June 26 at Doheny State Beach

Posted by on Jun 5, 2019 in About DPHS, Awards, Events, Featured, Uncategorized, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

The DPHS Scholarship Fiesta Dinner will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, June 26, at Doheny State Beach.  Jack Saunderson, of historic Lucy’s El Patio Café, will once again cater the occasion with his delicious Mexican food, so popular with last year’s large crowd. Raffle tickets will also be available for a small price that allows you to enter our “opportunity drawing,“ which includes a variety of gift items, gift cards and...

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Founders Day Celebration, May 22, 2019

Posted by on Apr 16, 2019 in About DPHS, Awards, Events, Featured, Uncategorized, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

The Dana Point Historical Society will celebrate its annual Founders Day on Wednesday, May 22, 2019.  We are pleased to announce that we will have two honorees this year.  DPHS lifetime member, former Dana Point mayor and Dana Point Symphony co-founder J. Scott Schoeffel (left) with be honored with the 2019 Founders Day award. Longtime member Rod Howorth (right) will be celebrated in memorium for all of his past work with the...

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Historical Society May Founders Day Event Will Honor Jim “Skip” Wehan

Posted by on May 19, 2018 in Awards, Events, Featured, Sailing Heritage, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

On Wednesday evening, May 30, we will have our monthly meeting and celebrate this year’s recipient of our Founders Day award, Jim “Skip” Wehan. An avid mariner and community advocate, Skip graduated with a degree in electrical engineering but returned to school to complete courses in math and teaching.  While teaching at Mission Viejo High, he started a sailing school as a summer program in 1975, partnering with Dana Hills High School and...

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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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DPHS Annual Meeting, Election and Potluck Dinner Wednesday, January 24

Posted by on Jan 12, 2018 in About DPHS, Awards, Events, Featured, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

Please join us for our annual meeting and potluck dinner on Wednesday, January 24, at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church Bankson Hall (rear of property) on the corner of Stonehill Drive and Ocean Hill Drive just off Selva Road. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., although volunteers to help set up chairs and tables at 5:00 p.m. would be greatly appreciated. Gloria Dei has kindly offered to allow our members to tour its new sanctuary beginning at 5:30 p.m. A...

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Celebrating Carlos and Georgelean Olvera on Founders Day, May 24

Posted by on May 18, 2017 in About DPHS, Awards, Events, Featured, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

On Wednesday, May 24, the Dana Point Historical Society will honor Carlos and Georgelean Olvera (right) for their contributions to our city and its history.  Our Founders Day event will begin at 6 p.m. at Community House, 24642 San Juan Avenue, with a buffet reception followed by our program at 7 p.m.  Master and Mistress of Ceremonies will be Bruce Beal and Elizabeth Bamattre, who will illustrate the Olveras’ long record of support to Dana...

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