Celebrating Carlos and Georgelean Olvera on Founders Day, May 24

Posted by on May 18, 2017 in About DPHS, Awards, Events, Featured, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

On Wednesday, May 24, the Dana Point Historical Society will honor Carlos and Georgelean Olvera (right) for their contributions to our city and its history.  Our Founders Day event will begin at 6 p.m. at Community House, 24642 San Juan Avenue, with a buffet reception followed by our program at 7 p.m.  Master and Mistress of Ceremonies will be Bruce Beal and Elizabeth Bamattre, who will illustrate the Olveras’ long record of support to Dana...

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April 25 Meeting: “San Juan by-the-Sea, the City that Never Was”

Posted by on Apr 5, 2017 in About DPHS, Events, Featured, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

Please join us for our next Society meeting, which will feature a special presentation by local historian Diane Lewis. On Tuesday evening, April 25, at 7 p.m., we will have Dana Point and San Juan Capistrano Historical Societies member Diane Lewis present a program entitled “San Juan by-the-Sea, the City that Never Was,” which tells the story of the area now known as Capistrano Beach. Back in 1887 the area was to be part of a Southern...

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2017 Festival of Whales

Posted by on Feb 27, 2017 in About DPHS, Events, Featured, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

   This year’s Festival of Whales will take place on March 4-5 & 11-12.  The Dana Point Historical Society will once again have an outreach booth at Art in the Park, located at the corner of Island Way and Dana Point Harbor Drive, each day of the festival. Volunteers will be needed for two-hour shifts, starting at 9 a.m. each day.  Please contact Max Brown at DPHSNewsletter@gmail.com or at 949-248-8121 if you would like to volunteer to...

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DPHS Annual Meeting and Potluck Dinner Wednesday, January 25

Posted by on Jan 11, 2017 in About DPHS, Awards, Events, Featured, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

Please join us for our annual meeting and potluck dinner on Wednesday, January 25, at Dana Point Community House at 24642 San Juan Avenue. Doors open at 6 p.m., although volunteers to help set up chairs and tables at 5:30 p.m. would be greatly appreciated. A reception starts the evening, followed by a potluck dinner at approximately 6:45 p.m. Opening comments and approval of the 2016 slate of incumbent officers and appointed board members will...

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Join Us on Wednesday, October 26, for Our Special Program, “Time Capsule Memories”

Posted by on Oct 19, 2016 in Events, Featured, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

On Wednesday, October 26, 2016, at 7 pm the Dana Point Historical Society will meet in City Hall Chambers for our program “Time Capsule Memories” with speakers Jonathan Morgan Jenkins, (pictured top left) of Performance Production Services, and Chris Jepsen, (bottom left), Orange County Assistant Archivist.  We hope you will bring your questions as well as any memories and photos you have to share from the 1966 event.  Commemorative...

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Field Trip to Historic Heritage Square and Grier Musser Museum on Saturday, November 5

Posted by on Oct 19, 2016 in Events, Featured, Historic Homes, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

 Heritage Square Museum (http://heritagesquare.org/about) transports visitors to the end of the 19th century, when California was a fledgling state and the former cow town El Pueblo de Los Angeles began shaping itself into the metropolis it is today. The museum is not housed in one building but is actually eight different historic structures constructed during the Victorian Era.  The buildings were saved from demolition and are now used to...

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