Field Trip to Historic Heritage Square and Grier Musser Museum on Saturday, November 5

Posted by on Oct 19, 2016 in Events, Featured, Historic Homes, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

 Heritage Square Museum (http://heritagesquare.org/about) transports visitors to the end of the 19th century, when California was a fledgling state and the former cow town El Pueblo de Los Angeles began shaping itself into the metropolis it is today. The museum is not housed in one building but is actually eight different historic structures constructed during the Victorian Era.  The buildings were saved from demolition and are now used to...

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Time Capsule and Dana Point Harbor 50th Anniversary Video to Premier

Posted by on Sep 22, 2016 in About DPHS, Events, Featured, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

Dana Point Historical members and guests are invited to the premier of Jonathan Morgan Jenkins’ new short film commemorating the 50th anniversary of Dana Point Harbor and the opening of the time capsule. The premier will occur at the the Ocean Institute on Tuesday, September 27 beginning at 5:30 PM.  The film will be shown every half hour until 8 PM. Please join us for this very special event that captures the highlights of the memorable...

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50-Year Time Capsule Celebration Will Be Held Monday, August 29, 2016. Here You Can Buy BBQ Tickets, Become a Sponsor, or Get the BBQ Mail-In Form.

Posted by on Jun 23, 2016 in About DPHS, Events, Featured, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

Click here to buy BBQ Dinner Tickets: BBQ Tickets Fifty years ago on Monday, August 29, 1966, a rock-placing ceremony sponsored by the County of Orange, the Orange County Harbor District and local organizations marked the start of construction of Dana Point Harbor.  The event took place at Doheny State Beach, during which a time capsule was sealed into a rock chosen from those forming the breakwater.  The event was celebrated with music and a...

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President’s Message Summer 2016

Posted by on Jun 22, 2016 in About DPHS, Awards, Events, Featured, Member Profiles, President's Message | 0 comments

   Our May Founders Day dinner was an elegant event thanks to co-chairs Sandie Iverson and Nancy Jenkins. More than 60 members gathered to honor Marlene and Bruce Beal (photo inset below) for their volunteerism and enjoyed a delicious buffet dinner while appreciating the sunset views from the Dana Point Yacht Club where Bruce and Marlene are officers. Mistress of Ceremonies Nancy Jenkins named the Beals’ contributions to the Society, which...

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Please RSVP for Our May 25th Founders Day Program!

Posted by on Apr 27, 2016 in About DPHS, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

On Wednesday evening at 6 PM, at the Dana Point Yacht Club on Harbor Island, the Dana Point Historical Society will honor Bruce and Marlene Beal with our Founders Day Award.  Bruce and Marlene have been instrumental in advising numerous organizations with achieving nonprofit tax-exempt status and for years have been very involved in researching and documenting local oceanic history and recording the oral histories of local watermen.  Both are...

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