DPHS Scholarship Fiesta Fundraising Dinner will be held on Wednesday, June 20

Posted by on May 31, 2018 in Events, Featured, Scholarships, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

The DPHS Scholarship Fiesta Dinner will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, June 20, at Doheny State Beach.  Jack Saunderson, of historic Lucy’s El Patio Café, will once again cater the occasion with his delicious Mexican food, so popular with last year’s large crowd. Raffle tickets will also be available for a small price that allows you to enter our “opportunity drawing,“ which includes a variety of gift items, gift cards and other...

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Historical Society May Founders Day Event Will Honor Jim “Skip” Wehan

Posted by on May 19, 2018 in Awards, Events, Featured, Sailing Heritage, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

On Wednesday evening, May 30, we will have our monthly meeting and celebrate this year’s recipient of our Founders Day award, Jim “Skip” Wehan. An avid mariner and community advocate, Skip graduated with a degree in electrical engineering but returned to school to complete courses in math and teaching.  While teaching at Mission Viejo High, he started a sailing school as a summer program in 1975, partnering with Dana Hills High School and...

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Historical Society April Meeting Will Feature Relatives of Dana Point Pioneer Anna G. Walters

Posted by on Apr 12, 2018 in Events, Featured, Historic Designation Registry, Historic Homes, Preservation, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

On Wednesday, April 25, at 7 p.m., the Dana Point Historical Society will present a program to highlight our new museum exhibit featuring the early 20th century contributions of Anna G. Walters (pictured left, c. 1918) to the Dana Point area.  Anna was one of the earliest investors and real estate purveyors of Dana Point.  Most of you know her as the owner of the Blue Fountain Lunch building, which is now Coastal Kitchens restaurant. However,...

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Join the Dana Point Historical Society at Irvine Ranch on April 21

Posted by on Apr 12, 2018 in Events, Featured, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

The Dana Point Historical Society, along with other local historical societies, will participate in a special day celebrating the agricultural history of Orange County on Saturday, April 21, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is created by OC Parks and the OC Historical Commission to we celebrate the farming history of Orange County at historical Irvine Ranch Park. The OC Historical Commission has invited local historical societies to be on site...

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Historical Society to Award Scholarships to High School Seniors

Posted by on Mar 19, 2018 in About DPHS, Awards, Featured, Scholarships | 0 comments

The Dana Point Historical Society will award $1,000 scholarships to two graduating local seniors. The Doris Walker Memorial Scholarship will go to a Dana Point resident at Dana Hills High School and the Lucy Chavarrias-Saunderson Scholarship to a student living in Capistrano Beach who attends either San Clemente High School or San Juan Hills High School. All graduating students planning to attend a trade school, community college, state college...

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Historical Society February Meeting Will Feature Guest Speaker Eric Plunkett

Posted by on Feb 18, 2018 in About DPHS, Dana and Dana History, Featured, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

On Wednesday, February 28, at 7 p.m., the Dana Point Historical Society will present history enthusiast Eric Plunkett as our featured Speaker.  Eric graduated with a degree in History from Cal State University Fullerton in 2008. He will discuss a brief overview of the life of Richard Henry Dana, Jr. and his book Two Years Before the Mast. In doing so, the early use of Dana Point as an anchorage will be examined. He will also give a detailed...

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