DPHS Annual Meeting, Election and Potluck Dinner Wednesday, January 29

Posted by on Jan 12, 2020 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 29, at Community House, 24642 San Juan Avenue, Dana Point, CA 92629. Note that it was previously announced that the event would take place on January 22, but the date has been changed. For those who would like to help, setup of chairs and tables begins at 5 p.m. Doors open to the membership and guests at 6 p.m. A reception starts the...

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Society Mourns the Loss of Local Historian Phil Brigandi, 1959-2019

Posted by on Dec 15, 2019 in Featured | 0 comments

The Society is saddened to learn of the death on December 12th of historian Phil Brigandi, age 60. Phil most recently gave a presentation to our members in October along with Eric Plunkett. A widely published author, we will miss his humor and expertise and all that he did to promote the history of our area and Orange County. You can read more about Phil’s extraordinary life...

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Dana Point Historical Society’s Annual November Field Trip on Tuesday, November 12 to the Workman and Temple Homestead Museum and to the Clarke Estate

Posted by on Oct 24, 2019 in About DPHS, Events, Featured, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

This year’s excursion will be to the Workman and Temple Homestead Museum in City of Industry and to the Clarke Estate in Santa Fe Springs.  The price includes motor-coach services, beverages and choice of boxed lunch on the Homestead Museum patio. Come and explore a hidden treasure like no other in Los Angeles. Located in the heart of a former Mexican rancho, the Homestead Museum’s houses, cemetery and gardens are full of...

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Dana Point Harbor 50-Year Time Capsule Celebration! Monday, October 28, 3-5 p.m.

Posted by on Oct 23, 2019 in Events, Featured, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

Join us next to El Torito 34521 Street of the Golden Lantern, Dana Point Limited seating! Come and pick up your souvenir gold ticket good for admission to the 2069 Time Capsule Opening!  There will be valet parking for VIPs and people with disabilities — sure to have your handicapped access placard in your car when you arrive for valet parking. The Dana Point Historical Society is serving as the lead nonprofit organization of this...

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October 23 Meeting Features Authors Phil Brigandi and Eric Plunkett Presenting Their New Book, “The Portolá Expedition in Orange County”

Posted by on Oct 7, 2019 in About DPHS, Events, Featured, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

Join us on Wednesday, October 23, at 7 p.m. when Phil Brigandi and Eric Plunkett will discuss their new book, The Portolá Expedition in Orange County.    The Portolá Expedition was the first Spanish overland exploration through what is now Orange County in 1769. It marked a turning point in the history of California and provides us with our first written descriptions of the area and its native inhabitants. The book...

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