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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Join Us for Our February 24th Program at 7 PM at City Hall

Posted by on Feb 9, 2016 in About DPHS, Events, Featured, Sailing Heritage, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

On Wednesday evening at 7 PM, the Dana Point Historical Society will feature newly elected board member Bob Minty, who will showcase his collection of antique scrimshaw from the 19th century. Bob will give us an overview and brief history of scrimshaw as well as discuss the origins of pieces from his extensive private collection, some of which is currently on display in our museum. We will also have the young creators of an impressive National...

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