A Special Founders Day on Wednesday, May 13, To Honor Judy and Buck Henderson

Posted by on May 2, 2015 in Awards, Events, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

The Dana Point Historical Society is pleased to announce our annual Founders Day honor is being awarded to Judy and Buck Henderson. Married for 42 years, Judy and Buck have contributed tirelessly as a team to the benefit of their community through their work with the DP Civic Association, creation of the City of Dana Point, creation of our Historical Society and their activities in Fire Authority, PTA/PTSO, 4H, Animal Rescue and Guide Dogs....

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Our April 22, 2015 Program Event: A Fresh Look at the 1825 brig PILGRIM

Posted by on Apr 1, 2015 in Events, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

Please join us on Wednesday, April 22, at 7 pm, at the City Hall Council Chambers at 33282 Golden Lantern, above the DPHS museum, for an in depth presentation about the brig PILGRIM. Many of us are familiar with Richard Henry Dana, Jr. and his voyage in the brig PILGRIM to Alta, California in 1834 from Boston, and of his return in the ship ALERT in 1835. However, much of what has been presented about the PILGRIM since the 1840 publication of...

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2015 – The Year of Dana, His Bicentennial Year

Posted by on Mar 19, 2015 in About DPHS, Events, Featured, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

With a spectacular mural of the Capistrano Bay coast as it was in Richard Henry Dana Jr.’s time as background, the fifth public community reading of Dana’s Two Years Before the Mast will take place on March 27, 28 and 29th at the Nature Interpretive Center, 34558 Scenic Drive. Over one hundred volunteer readers will read for eight to ten minutes each, completing the entire book in about 15 hours over three days.  In addition, volunteers are...

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2014 Home Tour: “Coastal Living Niguel Shores Style” October 5, 2014

Posted by on Sep 24, 2014 in Events, Monarch Beach Collection, Uncategorized, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

Homes of all descriptions will be on display at the 2014 Home Tour in Niguel Shores, a gated community in the Monarch Beach area of Dana Point above Strand Beach. It was developed between 1970 and 1977 byAVCO Community Developers and consists of 960 homes of various architectural styles, sizes and siting. Many of the homes have been extensively remodeled and some have been completely rebuilt. Youwill see samples of each during the tour. There...

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Meeting Reminder! Dana Point City Seal Designer and Graphic Artist Rick Morgan is Featured Speaker on September 24

Posted by on Sep 15, 2014 in Events, Uncategorized, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

Our  first autumn meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 24 at 7:00 pm in the City Council Chambers.  In observation of the 25th anniversary of our city’s incorporation, graphic artist Rick Morgan will speak about designing the official seal of Dana Point—a process that included several versions reflecting the thoughts and the eventual approval of our first city council. Rick is an amateur historian, geographer and, when...

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