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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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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