2017 Festival of Whales

Posted by on Feb 27, 2017 in About DPHS, Events, Featured, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

   This year’s Festival of Whales will take place on March 4-5 & 11-12.  The Dana Point Historical Society will once again have an outreach booth at Art in the Park, located at the corner of Island Way and Dana Point Harbor Drive, each day of the festival. Volunteers will be needed for two-hour shifts, starting at 9 a.m. each day.  Please contact Max Brown at DPHSNewsletter@gmail.com or at 949-248-8121 if you would like to volunteer to...

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DPHS Annual Meeting and Potluck Dinner Wednesday, January 25

Posted by on Jan 11, 2017 in About DPHS, Awards, Events, Featured, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

Please join us for our annual meeting and potluck dinner on Wednesday, January 25, at Dana Point Community House at 24642 San Juan Avenue. Doors open at 6 p.m., although volunteers to help set up chairs and tables at 5:30 p.m. would be greatly appreciated. A reception starts the evening, followed by a potluck dinner at approximately 6:45 p.m. Opening comments and approval of the 2016 slate of incumbent officers and appointed board members will...

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Join Us on Wednesday, October 26, for Our Special Program, “Time Capsule Memories”

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

On Wednesday, October 26, 2016, at 7 pm the Dana Point Historical Society will meet in City Hall Chambers for our program “Time Capsule Memories” with speakers Jonathan Morgan Jenkins, (pictured top left) of Performance Production Services, and Chris Jepsen, (bottom left), Orange County Assistant Archivist.  We hope you will bring your questions as well as any memories and photos you have to share from the 1966 event.  Commemorative...

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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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