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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DPHS Annual Meeting, Election and Potluck Dinner Wednesday, January 24

Posted by on Jan 12, 2018 in About DPHS, Awards, Events, Featured, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

Please join us for our annual meeting and potluck dinner on Wednesday, January 24, at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church Bankson Hall (rear of property) on the corner of Stonehill Drive and Ocean Hill Drive just off Selva Road. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., although volunteers to help set up chairs and tables at 5:00 p.m. would be greatly appreciated. Gloria Dei has kindly offered to allow our members to tour its new sanctuary beginning at 5:30 p.m. A...

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November Field Trip to USS Iowa and Harbor Fire Museum

Posted by on Nov 1, 2017 in About DPHS, Events, Featured, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

The Dana Point Historical Society invites you to join our annual field trip on Friday, November 10, 2017, to visit the spectacular battleship USS Iowa, located in nearby San Pedro, California.   We are offering two tours.  The “Agility Tour” includes extensive walking, climbing of stairs and scaling ladders throughout the ship.  The “Leisure Tour” includes a complete tour of the battleship on the main level with the possibility of...

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Historical Society October Meeting Will Feature New Book by Joe Dunn

Posted by on Oct 11, 2017 in About DPHS, Events, Featured, Surfing Heritage, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

On Wednesday, October 25, at 7:00 p.m., our membership meeting will feature a program presenting Joe Dunn’s new book, Indian: The Life of Osage Waterman Wayne Schafer. The book tells of Schafer’s life and chronicles his early years as well as his professional life. It also details the early days of the California surf culture and quotes various waterman as well as individuals from Schafer’s childhood. The program takes place at City Hall...

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