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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DPHS Scholarship Fiesta Fundraising Dinner will be held on Wednesday, June 20

Posted by on May 18, 2018 in Events, Featured, Scholarships, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

  The DPHS Scholarship Fiesta Dinner will be held at 6 P.M. on Wednesday, June 20, 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.  Advance purchase tickets for society members are $25 each and $30 for non-members.  Reservation forms will be available in next Month’s News Drogher and also online here:...

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Historical Society April Meeting Will Feature Relatives of Dana Point Pioneer Anna G. Walters

Posted by on Apr 12, 2018 in Events, Featured, Historic Designation Registry, Historic Homes, Preservation, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

On Wednesday, April 25, at 7 p.m., the Dana Point Historical Society will present a program to highlight our new museum exhibit featuring the early 20th century contributions of Anna G. Walters (pictured left, c. 1918) to the Dana Point area.  Anna was one of the earliest investors and real estate purveyors of Dana Point.  Most of you know her as the owner of the Blue Fountain Lunch building, which is now Coastal Kitchens restaurant. However,...

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Join the Dana Point Historical Society at Irvine Ranch on April 21

Posted by on Apr 12, 2018 in Events, Featured, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

The Dana Point Historical Society, along with other local historical societies, will participate in a special day celebrating the agricultural history of Orange County on Saturday, April 21, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is created by OC Parks and the OC Historical Commission to we celebrate the farming history of Orange County at historical Irvine Ranch Park. The OC Historical Commission has invited local historical societies to be on site...

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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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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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