April 24 Meeting Will Feature Jon Seeman and Lorraine Passero

Posted by on Apr 1, 2019 in About DPHS, Archives, Events, Featured, Preservation, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

Our meeting on Wednesday, April 24 will feature Orange County native Jon Seeman and his wife Lorraine Passero (left).  Both are distinguished artists and Lorraine is also the author of Distant Indigo, the story of local artist Clare Mason Fox.  In addition, Jon is the grandson of Ed Seeman (below, left) of Laguna Beach, who built the scenic walkway in Dana Point Cove for the San Juan Point Corporation in 1924. The construction...

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Festival of Whales 2019 – March 2 & 3 and 9 & 10

Posted by on Feb 13, 2019 in Events, Featured, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

March 2-3 & 9-10 mark the 48th year of the Festival of Whales!  As usual, our Society will have our outreach booth available all four days.  This is always a lot of fun for our members and volunteers — greeting people attending the various events and informing them of our mission while also promoting our merchandise such as T-shirts, caps, books and historic photos. We will also have membership forms available to encourage new...

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Wednesday, February 27 Meeting Will Feature Bouchard Author

Posted by on Feb 13, 2019 in Events, Featured, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

Our meeting on February 27 will highlight the life of Hippolyte Bouchard, a French Argentine sailor and corsair who fought for Argentina, Chile and Peru. Michael Melzer, pictured left, author of The Patriot Pirate, will be on hand to discuss this fascinating figure from Dana Point’s past.  In 1818, Bouchard’s forces occupied Monterey, California, then a Spanish colony, raised the Argentine flag and held the town for six days. After raiding...

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DPHS Annual Meeting, Election and Potluck Dinner Wednesday, January 23

Posted by on Jan 17, 2019 in About DPHS, Events, Featured, Membership, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

The Dana Point Historical Society will hold its annual meeting and potluck dinner on Wednesday, January 23, at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church Bankson Hall (rear of property) at Stonehill Drive and Ocean Hill Drive. Doors open at 5:45 p.m. A reception starts the evening, followed by a potluck dinner at approximately 6:30 p.m. Opening comments and approval of the 2019 slate of incumbent officers and appointed board members will begin at 7:15 p.m. ...

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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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