November 3 & 4 Weekend Will Commemorate 200th Anniversary of the Raid on San Juan Capistrano

Posted by on Oct 15, 2018 in About DPHS, Events, Featured, Uncategorized, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

The San Juan Capistrano Historical Society and the Dana Point Historical Society invite the public to join in marking the 200th anniversary of the Raid on San Juan Capistrano by Argentinian patriot and alleged “pirate” Hipólito Bouchard (below) in 1818.  On Saturday, November 3, a group of Living History “pirates” will recreate the historic walk from Dana Point to San Juan Capistrano to “sack” the town. The walk...

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November 8 Field Trip Will Feature W.K. Kellogg House in Pomona

Posted by on Oct 14, 2018 in About DPHS, Events, Featured, Historic Homes, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

Our annual field trip on Thursday, November 8, will be a visit to cereal magnate W.K. Kellogg’s West Coast retreat, an 8,777 square-foot house built in 1926 at a cost of $150,000.  The home sits on the northern edge of the Cal Poly Pomona campus. The Kellogg ranch became well known in Southern California for its horse exhibitions and breeding program.  It was also a venue for the Kelloggs to entertain assorted Hollywood celebrities and to...

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Celebrating the Innovation of Waterman Hobie Alter in October

Posted by on Aug 28, 2018 in Events, Featured, Sailing Heritage, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

The Hobie Cat Company has announced the 50th anniversary celebration of the Hobie Cat, scheduled for Saturday, October 27, 2018 at 9 a.m. at Doheny State Beach, Dana Point. First developed in 1968, the celebration of the Hobie 14 will feature the “Hobie Cat Funtastico,” a 10-mile distance fun cat race that will launch from Doheny State Beach and sail past historic Hobie landmarks along the way.    Boat participation is limited due to...

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New Book to Feature History of Hobie Shops

Posted by on Aug 28, 2018 in About DPHS, Events, Featured, Sailing Heritage, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

Lifestyle Retail, The Story of The Hobie Surf Shops is the title of author Joe Dunn’s new book. It is the story of the Hobie shops and the two principals involved, which heavily features Dick Metz who opened, owned and ran Hobie Alter Jr.’s first retail shop in Honolulu.  The book references the youths of the two men and continues through the history of the shops up to the present owners. The book is being funded by the Surfing Heritage...

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Pirate Exhibit at the Arley Leck House in San Juan Capistrano

Posted by on Jul 27, 2018 in Events, Featured, Military Heritage, Upcoming Events | 2 comments

On Sunday, August 5, the San Juan Capistrano Historical Society is celebrating the grand opening of its latest exhibit on pirates.  The exhibit is located at the Arley Leck House on the Society grounds, 31865 Los Rios Street, and will run through November 18.  The exhibit is open 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Wednesday  through Sunday of each week. The exhibit is free to the public but donations are appreciated for the...

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“FIRST SATURDAY” Photo and Merchandise Sale

Posted by on Jun 26, 2018 in About DPHS, Events, Featured, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

Dana Point Historical Society Photo Chair Sandie Iverson is starting a new feature each month to promote sales from the Society’s historic photo collection and merchandise. On the first Saturday of each month, starting SATURDAY, JULY 7, our museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sandie, along with other volunteers will be there to help you select photos to be reproduced for your home, office, vacation house or business. Photos can be...

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