Historical Society October Meeting Will Feature New Book by Joe Dunn

Posted by on Oct 11, 2017 in About DPHS, Events, Featured, Surfing Heritage, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

On Wednesday, October 25, at 7:00 p.m., our membership meeting will feature a program presenting Joe Dunn’s new book, Indian: The Life of Osage Waterman Wayne Schafer. The book tells of Schafer’s life and chronicles his early years as well as his professional life. It also details the early days of the California surf culture and quotes various waterman as well as individuals from Schafer’s childhood. The program takes place at City Hall...

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Form for Fiesta Scholarship Fundraiser on Wednesday, June 21 at Doheny Beach!

Posted by on Jun 8, 2017 in Featured, Scholarships, Uncategorized, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

The Dana Point Historical Society has awarded The Doris I. Walker Memorial $1,000 Scholarship to Riann Martino, (pictured left) of Dana Hills High School.  The Lucy Chavarrias-Saunderson $1,000 Memorial Scholarship was presented to Jaclyn Ruedisueli, (right) of San Juan Hills High School.  Come and meet these deserving young ladies and their families at our annual Scholarship Fiesta Dinner Fundraiser on June 21 at 6 p.m. at Doheny State...

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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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April 25 Meeting: “San Juan by-the-Sea, the City that Never Was”

Posted by on Apr 5, 2017 in About DPHS, Events, Featured, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

Please join us for our next Society meeting, which will feature a special presentation by local historian Diane Lewis. On Tuesday evening, April 25, at 7 p.m., we will have Dana Point and San Juan Capistrano Historical Societies member Diane Lewis present a program entitled “San Juan by-the-Sea, the City that Never Was,” which tells the story of the area now known as Capistrano Beach. Back in 1887 the area was to be part of a Southern...

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