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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Join Us for the Sixth Annual Book Reading

Posted by on Feb 27, 2016 in About DPHS, Dana and Dana History, Featured, Sailing Heritage | 0 comments

Attend the Sixth Annual Community Reading of Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana Jr.  Friday, April 1: 1 PM to 4 PM Saturday, April 2: 9 PM to 6 PM Sunday, April 3: 9 PM to Noon Note that we will have a new venue for this year’s community reading. We will be located at the Ocean Institute’s Maritime Barn at 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive, located adjacent to the Ocean Institute’s parking lot. With a spectacular backdrop of the...

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Happy New Year from the Dana Point Historical Society

Posted by on Jan 1, 2016 in About DPHS, Dana and Dana History, Events, Featured | 0 comments

The Dana Point Historical Society had a beautiful day to conclude our Year of Dana celebration with the dedication of the Dana Bicentennial Plaque on Sunday, December 6. A crowd of members and guests circled the Dana statue as Orange County Supervisor Lisa Bartlett read the plaque as it was unveiled by two Richard Henry Dana Elementary School Student Council Officers. Assemblyman Bill Brough, Mayor John Tomlinson, DanaWharf’s Don Hansen, Dana...

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Author Jeffrey L. Amestoy Discusses His New Biography of Richard Henry Dana Jr. on Wednesday, September 16, at 6:30 PM

Posted by on Aug 24, 2015 in About DPHS, Dana and Dana History, Events, Featured, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

Mark your calendars to attend this well-timed program. On September 16, Jeffrey Amestoy will present his new book Slavish Shore: The Odyssey of Richard Henry Dana Jr., the first full-length biography of Dana in more than half a century and released on his 200th birthday. Amestoy, a former Vermont Chief Justice, will present his discussion at Dana Point’s Ocean Institute in the Samueli Conference Center at 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive.  A...

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Richard Henry Dana Jr. Birthday Celebration, August 1, 2015

Posted by on Jul 13, 2015 in About DPHS, Dana and Dana History, Events, Featured | 0 comments

by Elizabeth Bamattre On a perfectly calm evening August 1, 2015, the Dana Point Historical Society marked the bicentennial of the birth of Richard Henry Dana Jr.  More than 80 guests and presenters arrived for the reception alongside the brig Pilgrim to the sounds of sea shanties sung by Bill Dempsey. State Senator Pat Bates, Mayor Carlos N. Olvera, OC Dana Point Harbor Master Brad Gross and Ocean Institute Directors Dan Stetson and Dori...

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