2015 Home Tour, Sunday, October 11, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Posted by on Sep 20, 2015 in Events, Featured, Historic Homes, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

The Historic Homes & Hidden Treasures of Capistrano Beach Visit the charming tree-lined streets of Capistrano Beach and six of its historic homes and gardens. You will go behind the gates and through private doors and into hidden gardens for special views of these lovely homes treasured by their owners.      The famous Doheny Cottage and Gep’s Folly, built by the well-known antiquarian Gep Durenberger and now owned by a proprietor of...

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Volunteers Needed for the Toshiba Tall Ships Festival September 11-13

Posted by on Sep 1, 2015 in About DPHS, Events, Sailing Heritage, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

The 31st annual Toshiba Tall Ships Festival is coming September 11-13.  Our DPHS booth will celebrate Dana’s Bicentennial as part of our community outreach with books and gifts featuring Dana Point’s history. Volunteers are needed to remove items from storage and help set up the tent at noon on Friday, September 11, and to remove it and store merchandise after 5 PM, Sunday, September 13.  We also need people to man the booth on Friday...

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Author Jeffrey L. Amestoy Discusses His New Biography of Richard Henry Dana Jr. on Wednesday, September 16, at 6:30 PM

Posted by on Aug 24, 2015 in About DPHS, Dana and Dana History, Events, Featured, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

Mark your calendars to attend this well-timed program. On September 16, Jeffrey Amestoy will present his new book Slavish Shore: The Odyssey of Richard Henry Dana Jr., the first full-length biography of Dana in more than half a century and released on his 200th birthday. Amestoy, a former Vermont Chief Justice, will present his discussion at Dana Point’s Ocean Institute in the Samueli Conference Center at 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive.  A...

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Richard Henry Dana Jr. Birthday Celebration, August 1, 2015

Posted by on Jul 13, 2015 in About DPHS, Dana and Dana History, Events, Featured | 0 comments

by Elizabeth Bamattre On a perfectly calm evening August 1, 2015, the Dana Point Historical Society marked the bicentennial of the birth of Richard Henry Dana Jr.  More than 80 guests and presenters arrived for the reception alongside the brig Pilgrim to the sounds of sea shanties sung by Bill Dempsey. State Senator Pat Bates, Mayor Carlos N. Olvera, OC Dana Point Harbor Master Brad Gross and Ocean Institute Directors Dan Stetson and Dori...

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Another Successful Year for the Scholarship Fiesta Dinner

Posted by on Jul 13, 2015 in About DPHS, Awards, Events, Featured | 0 comments

We had a beautiful evening on Wednesday, June 24, to host our annual scholarship dinner at Doheny State Beach.  We appreciate the help provided by Denise Estrada, Doheny State Beach Special Events Coordinator, and Jim Miller. Jack Saunderson and his El Patio Café crew prepared and served the delicious Fiesta Dinner once again to raise funds for the scholarships in memory of his mother, Lucy, and author Doris Walker.  We also wish to thank all...

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