Join Us November 14 for Our Annual Field Trip

Posted by on Nov 7, 2015 in Events, Historic Homes, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

This year, we are featuring a walk through the historic area of Rancho Santa Fe.  Our bus will leave from the Strands parking lot promptly at 9 AM (please arrive 20 minutes early).  Upon arrival, we will be met by our guide, local historian Von Marie May, who will take us on a walking tour through historic Rancho Santa Fe and the Inn. You may brown-bag a lunch or join us at Morgan Run Club & Resort.  Reservations are required for lunch...

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Dana Plaque Dedication and Holiday Open House on Sunday December 6

Posted by on Nov 6, 2015 in Events, Featured, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

   The Dana Point Historical Society cordially invites you to join Supervisor Lisa Bartlett at the dedication of the Dana Bicentennial Commemorative Plaque: Sunday, December 6 at 1:30 PM Richard Henry Dana Jr. Statue Harbor Island, Dana Point Harbor A Holiday reception will follow until 5 PM at the Society’s Museum, Dana Point City Hall, 33282 Golden...

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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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