Time Capsule and Dana Point Harbor 50th Anniversary Video to Premier

Posted by on Sep 22, 2016 in About DPHS, Events, Featured, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

Dana Point Historical members and guests are invited to the premier of Jonathan Morgan Jenkins’ new short film commemorating the 50th anniversary of Dana Point Harbor and the opening of the time capsule. The premier will occur at the the Ocean Institute on Tuesday, September 27 beginning at 5:30 PM.  The film will be shown every half hour until 8 PM. Please join us for this very special event that captures the highlights of the memorable...

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50-Year Time Capsule Celebration Will Be Held Monday, August 29, 2016. Here You Can Buy BBQ Tickets, Become a Sponsor, or Get the BBQ Mail-In Form.

Posted by on Jun 23, 2016 in About DPHS, Events, Featured, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

Click here to buy BBQ Dinner Tickets: BBQ Tickets Fifty years ago on Monday, August 29, 1966, a rock-placing ceremony sponsored by the County of Orange, the Orange County Harbor District and local organizations marked the start of construction of Dana Point Harbor.  The event took place at Doheny State Beach, during which a time capsule was sealed into a rock chosen from those forming the breakwater.  The event was celebrated with music and a...

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President’s Message Summer 2016

Posted by on Jun 22, 2016 in About DPHS, Awards, Events, Featured | 0 comments

   Our May Founders Day dinner was an elegant event thanks to co-chairs Sandie Iverson and Nancy Jenkins. More than 60 members gathered to honor Marlene and Bruce Beal (photo inset below) for their volunteerism and enjoyed a delicious buffet dinner while appreciating the sunset views from the Dana Point Yacht Club where Bruce and Marlene are officers. Mistress of Ceremonies Nancy Jenkins named the Beals’ contributions to the Society, which...

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Save the Date: June 22 For Scholarship Fiesta Dinner Fundraiser

Posted by on Jun 14, 2016 in Featured, Scholarships | 0 comments

The DPHS Scholarship Fiesta Dinner will be held at 6 PM on Wednesday, June 22, 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.  Advance purchase tickets for society members are $25 each and $30 for non-members.  Be sure to get your reservations early — last year’s very large crowd made the event...

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Join Us for the Sixth Annual Book Reading

Posted by on Feb 27, 2016 in About DPHS, Dana and Dana History, Featured, Sailing Heritage | 0 comments

Attend the Sixth Annual Community Reading of Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana Jr.  Friday, April 1: 1 PM to 4 PM Saturday, April 2: 9 PM to 6 PM Sunday, April 3: 9 PM to Noon Note that we will have a new venue for this year’s community reading. We will be located at the Ocean Institute’s Maritime Barn at 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive, located adjacent to the Ocean Institute’s parking lot. With a spectacular backdrop of the...

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